U.S. House of Representatives, The Office of the Historian
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Office of the Historian
U.S. House of Representatives
B-56 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-226-5525
Facsimile: 202-226-2931
Email: historian@mail.house.gov
Internship Program

Program Goal

Established in 2005 with the appointment of Dr. Robert V. Remini as Historian of the House and Dr. Fred W. Beuttler as Deputy Historian of the House, the Office of the Historian seeks to preserve and present the history of the House of Representatives.  For periods of one to three months, the Office of the Historian welcomes college-level students of history and political science to work with the Historians and other professional staff in a temporary unpaid capacity.  Working with the student’s academic advisors, course credit is sometimes available.  The internship opportunity gives the student excellent “on-the-job” training and experiences in a non-partisan office and it provides a service to the Office in pursuit of its mission to serve the House, its Members, Committees, and staffs, the media, and the general public.

Intern Duties

Based on a mutually agreeable work schedule, the intern will assist in the day-to-day office operations, significant historical research, and other projects as assigned.

Work Location

B-56 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515.

Application Requirements

  1. Personal letter of introduction which describes why you are interested in an internship with the Office of the Historian and if you have any particular areas of interest;
  2. The dates of your availability, your likely office schedule, and if you are seeking academic credit;
  3. Resume that includes your relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as relevant course work;
  4. Two references, one personal and one professional (academic);
  5. Brief (2 pages) writing sample.


Applications may also be sent via facsimile or email to:

Office of the Historian
B-56 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-226-5525 (phone)
202-226-2931 (facsimile)