In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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.
We want to make the internship in Diane Black’s Office memorable. Interns will be presented with the opportunity to sit in on committee hearings, give Capitol tours, shadow different staffers in the office and have a personal lunch with the Congressman.
In my Tennessee 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.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to our intern coordinator Zach Parkinson at Zach.Parkinson@mail.house.gov. Interns are accepted throughout the year on both a full and part-time basis. Preference is given to those who submit their application by the suggested deadlines listed below and to those who are able to intern full-time (9am - 6pm).
Tentative Internship Schedule
Internship Length: January – April
Deadline to Apply – November 15th
Internship Length: May – August
Deadline to Apply – March 15th
Internship Length: September – December
Deadline to Apply - July 15th