Thank you for your interest in my office’s internship program. Internships in my Washington, D.C. and District offices offer students an outstanding opportunity to learn about the legislative process firsthand while working side by side with experienced full-time staff. On a typical day, Washington interns are responsible for attending hearings, assisting in legislative research and welcoming constituents to the Capitol. District interns assist staff in research and gain valuable experience aiding in constituent outreach.
Full and part-time positions are available throughout the year to students currently enrolled in college. Please note, internships for the summer are most competitive due to the volume of applications.
Internship Application Deadlines:
Summer Internship Application: March 14th
Fall Internship Application: July 1st
Spring Internship Application: November 1st
Who can Apply
College students with Political Science majors, or those interested in government, are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be from the 8th District.
What Kind of Internships are Available
Part-time and full-time internships are available throughout the year. Internships during the school year last a full semester. Summer internships are also available. Course credit may be available through your school.
Where are Internships Offered
Internships are available in all three offices — Springfield, Troy, West Chester and Washington, D.C.
What Activities does an Intern Perform
Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office
Interns in the Washington office work closely with the professional staff on a variety of legislative projects and are also assigned some clerical tasks. Responsibilities include attending hearings, preparing legislative reports, researching specific issues and compiling information to respond to constituents inquiries, helping process the tour and flag requests, handling incoming mail and data entry, giving visiting constituents tours of the Capitol, and performing general office duties.
Interns in the West Chester, Troy, or Springfield District Office:
Interns in the District Offices concentrate on researching constituent inquiries for information and helping to deal with federal agencies. Some clerical work is also expected
Where do Interns Live
Several universities in the Washington area offer housing for interns during the summer. Rental apartments are also available in the surrounding area. If you would like to receive an updated list of available housing, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do Interns Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, the names of 2-3 references, and an essay – no more than one page in length – on why you would like to intern for Congressman Boehner. Submit all application materials to email@example.com.
You are also welcome to send a physical copy of your application, although it will take two to three weeks to be processed. If you would prefer this method, you may submit all application materials to:
Attn: Intern Coordinator
1011 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6205