In my offices, 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 8:30am-5:30pm.
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.
In my South Carolina 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.
If you would like to apply for an internship with our Washington, DC office, please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a writing sample to Lauren.Valainis@mail.house.gov. You can call our office at 202-225-5301 for more information.
If you would like to apply for an internship with our Anderson, SC office, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Jordan.Sherer@mail.house.gov. You can call our office at 864-224-7401 for more information.
*Our offices are no longer accepting internship applications for the Summer of 2013*