Internships are an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in politics or government. Internships are offered in the Washington, D.C. office, as well as 8th District offices in Concord and Fayetteville. Our interns help staff with a variety of duties. Their primary roles are to handle mail and assist with phones. They also help compile research, conduct Capitol tours, write legislative correspondence, attend committee hearings, gather news clippings, assist with management of the constituent database, and assist with scheduling requests. Duties will vary according to offices.
Besides the above-listed office responsibilities, my staff works with interns to involve them in the educational opportunities available in Congress and Washington, D.C. For instance, the intern coordinator will keep interns aware of lectures and seminars taking place in and around the Capitol. We also coordinate tour activities for interns while they are in Washington.
In the district, interns can expect to gain an understanding of how representatives can help citizens with federal issues. Students will be exposed to casework inquiries, policy discussions, and the latest news in Washington. Students will also be given the opportunity to work in the field with congressional staff.
These are unpaid internships, and interns are responsible for their own housing. My staff will be happy to make housing suggestions. Additionally, my intern coordinator is very willing to work with college professors and interested students to design a specific internship that will fit both the office's needs and the student's needs.
Interested candidates should fill out the internship application below. If you would like more information on Congressional Internships in North Carolina or Washington, D.C. please contact our office at (202)-225-3715 or email Katie McNiffe at Kaitlin.McNiffe@mail.house.gov.