Internships

 

Thank you for your interest in interning with the Education and the Workforce Committee Democrats. Capitol Hill is a unique and historical place. Our internship program is designed to take advantage of our location and provide an educational experience for interns while helping them develop their work skills. On this page you will find application instructions and a description of typical intern duties.

Typical Intern Duties

Interns with the Education and the Workforce Committee Democrats perform a variety of tasks that support our staff in our legislative and media work. Legislative tasks may include legislative research, assembling information, assisting lead staff in the Committee hearing room, and attending hearings and markups of other Committees for the purpose of taking notes. (Our interns are also encouraged to attend other congressional hearings and meetings in which they may have a personal interest.) Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences and assisting with production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Interns also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, and sorting and distributing mail.

Other Details

Internships generally mirror college semesters, running from January-May for spring internships, May-August for summer internships, and September-December for fall internships. Our office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Many interns work part-time, but please note that we most need intern assistance on our busiest legislative days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, our office space is limited, so we are unable to bring on more than a few interns per year.

Internships are unpaid, though many interns receive course credit through their schools or universities.

How to Apply:

Send the Internship Applicant Information Form (click to download) a cover letter, and your resume to jobs_EWdems@mail.house.gov with the word "Internship” and Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester in the subject line. Be sure to include the dates of your availability in your cover letter.

Graduate interns and fellows should also include two short, relevant writing samples