The Office of Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) is seeking qualified interns to serve in the Capitol Hill office in Washington D.C. and District office in Suitland, Maryland. Applicants should have a familiarity with the legislative process, have a desire to learn while being a part of a hardworking team, and be dedicated to serving the citizens of Maryland. Interns from the 4th Congressional district are strongly preferred.

Legislative Internship

The Washington, D.C. intern experience is designed to immerse interns in all areas of a Congressional work environment. Interns are required to exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and will be expected to conduct legislative research, and assist staff with administrative duties. In addition, interns will respond to constituent letters and requests, answer phones and greet constituents, attend hearing and briefings, and complete projects in specific issue areas as requested.

Constituent Service Internship

In addition to many of the responsibilities above, Constituent Service Interns will work primarily in our District Offices to assist Constituent Service Representatives. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent files, gathering information from federal agencies, and answering constituent calls. S/he will monitor congressional inquiries through online databases.

Outreach Internship

The Outreach Intern works primarily in the District office supporting the team with a variety of outreach projects and activities, including event planning, and advocacy communications. The Outreach Intern also conducts project research using the web and traditional sources such as booth set up at events. S/he helps develop several databases and lists of state, local/civic, and federal organizations and government agencies. S/he must monitor local and national media through print, online/blog and television news media. The Outreach Intern also responds to outreach-related initiatives and assists with general outreach efforts.

Undergraduates and recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. These internships are unpaid. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Demonstrated interest in legislative issues
•    Detail oriented, well organized, and able to conduct research
•    Ability to multi-task and act in a professional manner
•    Ties to the 4th district and to Maryland are a plus

If interested, please send the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
•    Resume
•    Cover letter stating your interest in our office and your time commitment
•    Brief and relevant writing sample (maximum one page)

Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2016: April 22nd, 2016
  • Fall 2016:  August 13th, 2016