Internships in the Office of Congressman David Scott are open to high school seniors (District offices only), undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing, and recent graduates. All applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public service and excellent research and writing skills.
The Internship Program is designed especially to allow students to apply lessons learned in class to a work environment, to make professional contacts and to obtain extensive knowledge of government agencies and, more specifically, to learn how a Congressional office functions to serve constituents.
Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with the legislative, and communications staff, while interns in the District Office will learn about the constituent services process by assisting communications and constituent services staff. In today’s job market, the experience that an internship provides is vital for career development.
All internships are unpaid and candidates who are chosen for the Washington, D.C. office are responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. However, interns in any office can arrange to receive academic credit for their work.
The selection process is highly competitive. Candidates are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, interest in public policy and community service contributions. The staff will initially review each application. Then, promising candidates will be contacted for interviews.
2006 APPROXIMATE SESSION DATES:
Spring: January 17 - May 28, 2006
Summer: May 22 - August 10, 2006
Fall: September 6 – November 30, 2006
Spring 2007: January 18 – March 29, 2007
2006 APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Summer: April 14, 2006
Fall: August 4, 2006
Spring 2007: December 1, 2006
The Internship Application can be downloaded below. Please fill out the application and mail it to the office with which you are seeking an internship.