Thank you for your interest our internship program. Internships in the Washington D.C. and District offices are a unique opportunity for students to experience government firsthand, while serving the people of Florida’s 11th Congressional District. Interns in the Washington office will work alongside experienced staff, while responding to constituent requests, assisting in legislative research, and welcoming guests. Interns in the district office will assist District staff and gain extensive experience in constituent outreach. For more information on how to submit an application, please see the FAQ below:
Who can apply?
I encourage all college students and recent college graduates interested in government and public service to apply.
What kind of internships are available?
Part-time and full-time congressional internships are available throughout the year, as well as a Spring 2018 legislative internship Internships during the school year will last a full semester. Summer internships are also available. Our staff is more than willing to work with applicants requesting credit for their internship through their school or university.
Where are internships offered?
Internships are available in the Washington D.C. office and in the district office in Florida.
What activities does an intern perform?
Congressional interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the legislative process and constituent service.
Interns in the district office concentrate on organizing events and assisting with constituent outreach.
Washington, D.C. congressional interns work closely with professional staff on a variety of legislative projects and are also assigned important clerical tasks. Responsibilities include attending hearings, briefing and lectures, helping process tour and flag requests, handling incoming mail, giving visiting constituents tours of the Capitol, and performing general office duties.
The legislative intern will be helping the legislative department conduct research and assist in tracking legislation. This internship is writing intensive and ideal for individuals looking to build a robust writing sample/portfolio and who are looking for experience to apply to jobs on Capitol Hill. Candidates must be either a senior in college, a graduate student, or a recent graduate seeking more substantial policy experience. The ideal candidate has previous Capitol Hill experience.
Where do interns live?
Several universities in the Washington area offer housing for interns during the summer. Rental apartments are also available in the surrounding area. If you need suggestions on places to find housing, contact our Intern Coordinator, Jessica.
How do interns apply?
Interested candidates should email their resume and writing sample to our Intern Coordinator Jessica Thompson at Jessica.Thompson@mail.house.gov. Please type “Internship” in the subject line. You may also contact the Washington office at 202.225.1002 regarding any questions.
To apply for the Legislative Internship, please send a resume in PDF form to Danny Jativa at Danny.Jativa@mail.house.gov.