In both of the offices, there are 3 sessions for internships: spring, summer, and fall.
The dates of those internships for 2019 are: January 7- May 3 (spring), June 3- August 23 (summer), and September 9-December 13 (fall). Dates will change each calendar year, and are flexible to accommodate school schedules.
The following are the deadlines for applications to our office internships:
Summer in DC: March 31, 2019, 11:59 PM-- CLOSED
Summer in Houston: April 10, 2019, 11:59 PM-- CLOSED
Fall in DC: July 28, 2019, 11:59 PM
Fall in Houston: July 28, 2019, 11:59 PM
In the Washington, DC office, internships are targeted to college students and recently graduated students. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, DC, 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 the Houston 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.