Internships

PLEASE NOTE: We are now accepting applications for fall 2016. We have openings for undergraduate internship positions and labor policy internship/fellowship positions ONLY.  Applicants should be available to start in September and work through mid-December.

Thank you for your interest in interning with the Education and the Workforce 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 the Workforce 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 offers undergraduate internship positions, labor and education policy internship positions for graduate students, as well as Fellowship positions for those participating in established Fellowship programs. The Committee typically has between 3 and 6 interns and Fellows per semester.

How to Apply:

Send the Internship Applicant Information Form, a cover letter, and your resume to jobs_EWdems@mail.house.gov. Please include the position and time frame you are seeking in the subject line (ex: Labor Policy Internship - Fall 2016). Incomplete application materials will not be considered.

Graduate students applying for labor or education policy internships, as well as individuals applying for fellowship positions, should be sure to include two short, relevant writing samples along with thier application materials.