In the Washington, DC office, internships are usually available for Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters for college students. Internships are paid and offer students invaluable work experience. Hours can be made flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules and commitments, but generally run from 8:30 AM to 6 PM when Congress is in session. When not in session, hours are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Due to on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our office is operating with an increased mindfulness and have updated our internship program accordingly. We will be hosting interns throughout three separate sessions in the Summer months of 2021. They are as follows:
Session I: Monday May 10th- Friday June 4th
Session II: Monday June 7th- Friday July 2nd
Session III: Tuesday July 6th to Friday July 30th
These dates can be flexible if the need arises, and applications for fall and spring internships may be submitted at any time.
The application deadline for 2021 summer internships in Congressman Rouzer’s D.C office is Wednesday, March 31st. The notification process will begin Wednesday, April 14th, with priority given to those applying for the first summer session.
To apply, please fill out this internship application and email the application to our Intern Coordinator, Dana Pirrotta, along with a copy of your resume, cover letter, and up to three letters of recommendation. Please feel free to contact her by email or phone with any questions or concerns: (202) 225-2731, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our office, an intern’s responsibilities will vary and include answering the phone, running errands, sorting the mail, researching legislation for the Congressman and the legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituents’ questions about issues before the House. These duties give interns the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the other functions of a congressional office while expanding their network of contacts.
Housing is not provided, and interns are expected to arrange their own housing accommodations. Feel free to contact our office for recommended housing options or help getting started.
Spring and fall internships are more flexible and depend on the applicant’s availability. For example, some spring internships may last the full semester while others may be only for the duration of the “January Term.”
District Internships are available upon request. Interns in District Offices may be asked to do a variety of things, including answering the phone, writing letters, assisting with press/media clips, assisting with constituent case work, and helping with district-based projects.
For more information, please contact our office: (202) 225-2731.
Download the internship form (.docx)