In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or 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. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
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.
District Office Internship Program
The District Office internship program is designed to provide a hands-on educational work experience. Examples of work assignments include: attend meetings, sort mail, assist with constituent work, filing, updating databases, research on behalf of staff, answering phones, and drafting press releases. Office hours are from 9:00am-5:00pm, minimum 10 hours per week is required. This is an unpaid internship and dress is professional.
Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and computer literate.
In your 1 page cover letter please tell us why you want to intern for Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.
Fall: August- December
Year Long: Start date can vary, please contact office for application deadline.