A great opportunity to see Congress in action.


Available Internships

Spring Internship 2015

Spring School Semester: Jan. 20 - May 15, 2015

*Application Deadline* for Spring Session: November 15, 2014

Summer Internships 2015

First Session: May 19 - June 27, 2015

Second Session: June 30 - August 8, 2015 

*Application Deadline* for Summer Session(s): March 1, 2015


Fall Internships 2015

Fall School Semester: Sept. 8 - Dec. 18, 2015

*Application Deadline* for Fall Session: July 1, 2015


Working in a Congressional office can be a great way to get insight into the legislative process, make contacts in Washington, D.C. , and meet a lot of great people. An internship also provides an excellent opportunity to see Congress in action. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office.

In my Washington, D.C. office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Washington Office
In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

Kansas Office
In my Kansas office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.


Application Process
Interns are accepted throughout the year on both a full and part-time basis. Priority is given to applicants from Kansas' 2nd congressional district, although all interested persons are encouraged to apply. Please submit the application below along with a one page personal statement, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

To apply for the Washington office, please fax or email your information to:

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, CPA
1027 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC, 20515

Ginger Niemann
Intern Coordinator
Fax: (202) 225-7986

To apply for the Topeka office, please fax or email your information to:

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, CPA
3550 SW 5th Street
Topeka, KS 66606                                                                                                                                                 

Melissa Underwood
Internship Coordinator
Fax: (785) 234-5967

If you have any questions concerning the program, please do not hesitate to contact the intern coordinator at (202) 225-6601.

Internship Application (08/26/10 09:03 AM PST)