Internships

 

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUMMER (APRIL/MAY - JULY 2020) ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED. THE COMMITTEE IS SEEKING UNDERGRADUATE INTERNS AND FELLOWS. ON THE GRADUATE-LEVEL, THE COMMITTEE IS SEEKING OVERSIGHT FELLOWS, HEALTH POLICY FELLOWS, EDUCATION POLICY FELLOWS, AND LABOR POLICY INTERNS AND FELLOWS.

Thank you for your interest in interning with the Education and Labor Committee Democrats. Capitol Hill is a unique and historical place. Our internship program is designed to take advantage of our location and provide an educational experience for interns while helping them develop their work skills. On this page you will find application instructions and a description of typical intern duties.

Typical Intern Duties

Interns with the Education and Labor Committee Democrats perform a variety of tasks that support our staff in our legislative and media work. Legislative tasks may include legislative research, assembling information, assisting lead staff in the Committee hearing room, and attending hearings and markups of other Committees for the purpose of taking notes. (Our interns are also encouraged to attend other congressional hearings and meetings in which they may have a personal interest.) Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences and assisting with production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Interns also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, and sorting and distributing mail.

Other Details

Internships generally mirror college semesters, running from January-May for spring internships, May-August for summer internships, and September-December for fall internships. Our office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Committee offers both part-time and full time positions with the busiest legislative days being Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The Committee typically offers paid undergraduate internship positions for undergraduates and post-undergraduates (Post-undergrads are those who have completed an undergraduate degree, but have not started a graduate level degree program at the time of, or after their proposed start date. Post-undergrads are considered undergrads for the purpose of these positions.); labor and education policy internship positions, and oversight internship positions for graduate and post-graduate level students (Post-grads are those who have completed a graduate level degree.); and fellowship positions for those participating in established fellowship programs (Fellows can range from undergraduate to mid-career). The Committee typically has between 8 and 12 interns and fellows per semester.

How to Apply

Send the Internship Applicant Information Form, a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to E&L_Interns&Fellows@mail.house.gov. Please include the position and time frame you are seeking in the subject line (ex: Labor Policy Internship - Fall 2020). Incomplete application materials may result in an applicant not be considered.

Graduate level students as well as individuals applying for fellowship positions, should be sure to include two short, relevant writing samples along with their application materials. Please note that in order to be considered a fellow, applicant must be participating in an established fellowship program.