In my Washington, D.C. office, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students. Individuals with Chicago ties are strongly encouraged to apply. At this time, we cannot accept applicants under the age of 18 or who have not yet completed high school.
Washington legislative interns will work closely with the Congressman’s legislative team to conduct research, draft letters, and policy memos. Responsibilities also include answering phone calls, drafting constituent correspondence, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, and related administrative work. Interns will have the opportunity to attend briefings, hearings, and other legislative events. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
How to apply
Qualified candidates should email their cover letters and resumes to Isabella.Spinozzi@mail.house.gov with the subject “Internship Application.” Please indicate if you are interested in a fall, spring, or summer position in the body of the email.
In my two District offices (Lakeview and Portage Park), interns are exposed to the inner workings of a congressional district office and what it takes to support the over 710,000 constituents we represent. The internship program is primarily based out of the Portage Park office. Responsibilities include acting as the first line of support for constituents both over the phone and in person, assisting with outreach efforts in the community, drafting letters, and conducting district research. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist with constituent casework and work on District-based projects of importance.
How to apply
Email Jessica.Merritt@mail.house.gov for additional information and to receive an application.