In both our Houston and Washington, DC offices, there are 3 sessions for internships: spring, summer, and fall. Internships are targeted to college students and recently graduated students looking to gain experience in and learn more about a congressional office. Paid internships are available in both offices.
Dates will change each calendar year. Exact start and end dates, as well as day-to-day hours, can be flexible to accommodate course schedules, if needed. 2022 internship semesters and application deadlines are as follows:
- Spring Semester: January 3 - May 13. Application Deadline: November 22, 2021 at 11:00 PM CT
- Summer Semester: May 30 - August 12. Application Deadline: April 18, 2022 at 11:00 PM CT
- Fall Semester: August 29 - December 9. Application Deadline: July 18, 2022 at 11:00 PM CT
In Washington, DC, interns are asked to assist with answering phones, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House, among other relevant day-to-day tasks.
In the Houston office, interns are asked to assist with media clips, constituent case work, district-based events, answering phones, and writing letters, among other relevant day-to-day tasks.
In addition to submitting an internship application form, applicants must also submit their resume and cover letter in one document to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email subject line should be formatted as ‘[First Name][Last Name][Season][Year] Application’. The file name for the resume and cover letter should be formatted as ‘[First Name][Last Name] ResumeCL’.
DISCLAIMER: An application will not be considered complete until the applicant’s form, cover letter, and resume are submitted. Once the application deadline has passed, applications will not be accepted for that internship semester.