Internship Opportunities and Responsibilities in Crenshaw's Offices

The purpose of the Internship Program is to provide opportunities for college students, recent college graduates and others interested in public service to gain firsthand knowledge of the way in which a Congressional Office operates on a daily basis, to observe the legislative process at the federal level, and to develop research skills related to public policy. Interns work during the hours that the office is open, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on a volunteer basis (flexible during the school year).

Interns perform a variety of duties, depending on the capabilities and the interests of the particular individual. A mix of substantive and clerical work is always involved and the amount of each will depend on the immediate demands of the office. Intern support duties can range from making research inquires, tracking legislation and writing background memos to simply delivering messages throughout the day. Intern duties also include answering phones, processing mail and xeroxing. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please complete the application below and return the package to my office by March 1st. NOTE: My summer internship program is full, however I am accepting applications for the 2012 Fall program.

Interns are also encouraged to take advantage of learning experiences outside the office, including attending various congressional briefings and committee hearings and participating in special workshops, such as those conducted by The Library of Congress.

Washington Intern Foundation Summer Internship Housing Sources

American University
Office of Summer Housing
Rockwood Building
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8016
Phone: 202-885-3370
Fax: 202-885-1154
$400 deposit;
Single occupant room: $242 per person per week
Double occupant room: $198 per person per week
Triple occupant room $170 per person per week
Quoted prices are subject to change and do not include 14.5% DC sales and occupancy tax.

Boston University Washington Center
2807 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 112
Washington, DC 20018
P: 202-756-7802
F: 202-756-7854
One block from Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station.
Call for current rates.

Catholic University of America
Summer Programs
Cardinal Station
106 St. Bonaventure Hall
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064
P: 202-319-5277
F: 202-756-6262
Available 5/24- 8/2; 1-week minimum stay
Call for current rates.

Georgetown University
Office of Summer Housing
103 Harbin Hall Box 571117
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057-1117
P: 202-687-4560
F: 202-687-4590
Available 6/2 - 8/4; 3-week minimum stay
Call for current rates.

George Washington University
Summer Housing Services
2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Box 327
Washington, DC 20006
P: 202-994-9193
F: 202-994-0353
Available 5/26 - 8/4; 4-week minimum stay
Contact for current rates.

Thompson-Markward Hall
235 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-546-3255
Rolling availability; 2-week minimum stay; dorm-like rooms for women
18-34 only
Contact for current rates.

Trinity College
Conferencing Office
125 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
P: 202-884-9136
Contact for current rates.

Washington Intern Student Housing
305 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
P: 202-548-2720
F: 202-548-2435
Year-round availability; semester rentals (June-August; September-December; January-May) with some flexibility
Contact for current rates.