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A competitive internship program has been established for college students, college graduates, and graduate students in Senator Salazar's Washington and Colorado offices. These structured internships will provide the opportunity to learn about the role of a Senatorial office while enabling those who participate to be of service to their community. Participation the internship program requires an application process, a letter of intent, resume, completed application with references, and writing samples. Each internship will last a specific period of time. Each candidate is required to commit to at least 15 hours per week.

Colorado Offices Internships

Internships are available for college students and graduate students in Senator Salazar's Colorado offices. Exemplary college students will be chosen by a staff committee to assist with a variety of duties including constituent services, community outreach and special projects. A variety of administrative tasks are required such as greeting visitors, answering phones, and filing. Internships are on a voluntary basis; no stipend is provided.

Washington, D.C. Office Internships

Internships in the Washington, D.C. office are available to college students and graduate students. The internships will consist of a combination of legislative and administrative work. The function of the Washington, D.C. office is to serve the needs of Senator Salazar's legislative priorities. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a host of activities such as assisting with legislative research, writing responses to constituent inquiries, attending committee hearings and preparing memos and other briefs on Senate activities. Various administrative tasks such as greeting guests and appointments, answering phones, and filing are also part of the internship. Internships are on a voluntary basis; no stipend is provided.

Selection Process

After submittal of all required paperwork, a review of intern applications received will be conducted. Applicants will be notified whether an intern position is available. Interns are expected to begin work on an agreed upon date. The Colorado selection process is expected to occur on a quarterly basis and the Washington selection process will occur three times annually before the spring, summer, and fall academic sessions.

Students may be informed of decisions prior to the application deadline. Applications received early will be given preference and those who apply late will be considered as space allows. Students are strongly urged to send their materials as early as possible, as positions fill quickly.

Application Deadlines
Fall August 1st
Spring November 15th
Summer March 15th

Print and complete the Internship Application and mail it to my office address below.

Internship Program
Office of Senator Ken Salazar
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510-3903

If you do not have a printer or you need further information about the Washington, D.C. Internship Program, please contact Amy Humble at (202) 224-5852.

For further information about the Colorado Internship Program please contact Matt Cheroutes at (303) 455-7600.

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