Calling all January 2016 Interns! DC openings!

By Billy J. Clanton| October 23, 2015

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Congressional, Think Tank and Non-profit opportunities!
Winter/Spring DC Internships, 2016

Congressional Internships

Congressman Bob Goodlatte
Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s Washington D.C. office is currently seeking interns for the Spring semester.  The internship offers invaluable work experience to college students and recent graduates interested in a career in Government, particularly the work of the Judiciary Committee, which Congressman Goodlatte chairs. If you are interested please email a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to Michael.Ambrose@Mail.House.Gov and fill out the application form found at

Congressman Trent Franks
The Office of Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) seeks Spring 2016 interns for his Washington D.C. office. Candidates should be energetic, hard-working, eager to learn, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns will be responsible for answering phones, speaking with constituents about legislative affairs, scheduling and giving Capitol tours, attending briefings, and supporting the legislative staff. Other responsibilities may include editing or writing briefs, doing research on current legislation, planning events on the Hill, and responding to constituent mail. Interested candidates should email a current resume to

Congressman Diane Black
A Tennessee House Republican seeks full-time and part-time interns to begin as soon as possible for the fall semester. Duties will include conducting legislative research, attending Congressional hearings and briefings on behalf of the staff, writing memos, welcoming guests, handling constituent communications, and giving tours of the Capitol. College students, recent graduates, and those with an interest in tax, budget, and health care policy are encouraged to apply. Tennessee ties are a plus, but not required. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing their interest and the time commitment they are willing to make to

Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has a full-time, unpaid internship available for the 2016 spring semester in his Washington, DC office to begin in January. Duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative, and legislative staff. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to with “Spring Internship” in the subject line.  No phone calls.

Congressman Marsha Blackburn
Southern conservative GOP member of Congress is currently seeking legislative and press interns for the Spring 2016 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about legislative processes and the federal government by working closely with legislative, communications, and constituent services staff members. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, helping staff with legislative projects, attending congressional briefings and hearings, giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, answering phones, and greeting office visitors. While the internship is unpaid, interns can arrange to receive academic credit for their work. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to

Congressman Sean Duffy
Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) is seeking a full-time intern for his Washington, D.C. office, beginning January 4.  Duties include but are not limited to: providing general constituent services including answering phone calls, sorting mail, and recording and reporting opinions on legislative matters; assisting constituents in their visits to Washington, D.C. and giving tours of the Capitol; conducting research for staff members on various issues; working with the legislative team in drafting constituent correspondence; any other duties that may be assigned.  Candidates must be detail oriented with excellent writing and communication skills, and be able to multi-task. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, three references and one brief writing sample to

Congressman Donald Norcross
Daily tasks include, but are not limited to, answering phones, responding to constituent requests, compiling research on targeted issues and assisting with staff-led projects. In addition, interns lead Capitol tours, run errands and complete various administrative tasks as needed. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend special events, such as committee hearings, briefings and seminars. Internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although this internship is unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students’ hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Prospective applications should be highly motivated self-starters, eager to learn about Capitol Hill and the mechanisms of the United States Congress. We are looking for individuals with an excellent work ethic, ability to multitask and most importantly, a willingness to learn. They must demonstrate: An ability to produce polished work, maintain professionalism in a work environment, an interest in the legislative process, strong communication skills, and experience using Microsoft Office. Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to with ‘DC Internship’ in the subject line.

Congressman Bruce Westerman
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) is currently accepting applications for his Spring and Summer 2016 internship program in his Washington, D.C. office. He is seeking highly qualified candidates who are motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Interns will have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attend briefings of interest. Responsibilities will include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative and communication staff on various projects. Although internships are unpaid, the office is happy to fill out any necessary forms for students to receive credit at their respective college or university. Arkansas ties are preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to

Senator Mazie K. Hirono
Internship opportunities are available in Senator Hirono’s Hawaii and Washington, DC offices. These unpaid* internships provide opportunities to gain firsthand knowledge of how a Senate office operates, engage with constituents, observe the federal legislative process, and develop research skills related to public policy. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, outstanding interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, interest in the governmental process, and an awareness of community and cultural issues. Internships are designed primarily for the educational benefit of students currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs. Preference will be given to applicants with ties to the state of Hawaii. *Some students may qualify for travel and/or housing stipends. Please contact for more information. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact her office at 202-224-6361.

Congressman Rodney Davis
Congressman Rodney Davis’s office is looking for current college students for unpaid Congressional internship positions.  These internships are available on either a full-time or part-time basis.  Qualified candidates will be highly organized, prompt, responsible, and ready to work in a fast paced environment.  Strong oral and communication skills are a must.  Daily duties will include assisting staff, answering phones, organizing mail, giving tours of the Capitol Building, and attending hearings and briefings for legislative staff.  Interns will gain valuable Capitol Hill experience and further their understanding of the legislative process.  All interested applicants should e-mail their resume and/or cover letter to Brittany Randall at

 Internships around DC

Vox Global
VOX Global is offering full-time, paid internships on its digital team. We are looking for Design, Advertising & Analytics, Web Development and Motion Media interns with the necessary skills to assist our team and excellent clients. – See more at:

Environmental and Energy Study Institute
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies. EESI believes meeting this goal requires transitions to social and economic patterns that sustain people, the environment and the natural resources upon which present and future generations depend. EESI advances innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path. EESI is hiring a Policy Intern, Communications & Policy Intern and Development Intern.

The Republican National Committee
The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this spring. Full time and part time positions are available in all our departments. Internships are unpaid but we do offer school credit. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to More information can be found on our website at Applications for the spring are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no official deadline; however, in order to ensure a timely review of your application materials, we recommend you submit your application materials early. Please contact the intern coordinator at if you have any questions.

 The Bipartisan Policy Center
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation, and respectful dialogue. Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the BPC combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach.As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, the BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health and nutrition, energy, foreign affairs and homeland security, housing, the economy, and democracy.For more information, click HERE.

Atlantic Council
The successful candidates will have a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial ethos and a collegial spirit while also being effective communicators and enjoying the fast pace of learning and growing in an organization. Demonstrated interest in international affairs through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred. For more information, click HERE.

New Leaders Council
The Mission: To recruit, train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders. New Leaders Council (NLC) is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape. NLC recruits Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program. Currently they are hiring a Development Intern, Digital Media Intern and Events Program Intern.

Children’s Defense Fund
Since its inception, the Children’s Defense Fund has welcomed hundreds of college students and recent graduates to participate as interns in CDF’s mission to Leave No Child Behind®. Whether at CDF’s national office in Washington, DC, or at one of CDF’s state offices, interns have proven vital to CDF’s work. Interns provide administrative and program support to CDF’s professional staff; draft memoranda on current and future policy issues, conduct research, track legislative activities, attend hearings and coalition meetings, and participate in a wide-range of other CDF activities. CDF interns gain knowledge, skills and experience for a lifetime commitment as a child advocate and public policy leader; get an insider’s view of non-profit advocacy and become a part of our strong network of servant leaders.

Embassy of Liechtenstein
The Embassy of Liechtenstein is currently accepting applications for it January-April 2016 internship. Information about the internship can be found here. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of German is required.

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