Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

November 12, 2015

Become an Intern for the US House of Representatives in Washington DC!

Position title:



Name of organization:

U.S. House of Representatives




Position description:

Legislative interns will be responsible for projects such as writing correspondence, providing support for daily legislative tasks, fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include leading Capitol building tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest and complete individual and team goals.

Current students will be given preference, but recent graduates are also welcome to apply. Interns may earn college credit, depending on the requirements of the institution. Strong preference will be given to applicants from the Puget Sound region.

Internships can be part-time or full-time. Job duties include researching and writing congressional correspondence, answering phones and greeting visitors, aiding constituents in finding information, and providing other office support services.

Both paid and unpaid positions are available


Time commitment:

3-6 Months


Skill requirements:

Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and have an understanding of the American political system. Pacific Northwest ties are a plus!


Start date:

January (Flexible)


End date:

March (Flexible)



Washington D.C.


How to apply:

Interested students should send a resume, writing sample stating why you are interested in the internship, and two letters of recommendation to:


Savannah Romero

Office of Congressman Adam Smith

2264 Rayburn HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515


Supervisor contact info:

Savannah Romero

(202) 223-8901