In the Washington, DC office internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Students will gain invaluable work experience and take advantage of many unique opportunities only an internship on the Hill can offer. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, give Capitol tours, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and draft constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
How to Apply for a DC Internship
- Spring 2022: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through 5:30 PM ET on Friday, December 3.
Send an email to our intern coordinator Marc Chaaban, Marc.Chaaban@mail.house.gov, with the subject line “YOUR LAST NAME + SEASON + Internship.” The email should include all of the following materials:
- One page resume
- One page cover letter explaining your interest in interning in Congressman Gallego’s Washington, DC office
- Your first available start date and schedule preference (2-5 days a week); may include more specificity if applicable
Any person age 18 years or older looking to gain experience in a congressional district office who is open to learning about, and doing, direct service for their community.
Our District Interns help to serve our constituents by working with staff to do outreach and constituent services.
On a daily basis, students are responsible for helping conduct intakes to gather the details of the problems constituents are having with a federal agency. They work with a staff caseworker and coordinate with agency officials to resolve existing issues and create next steps with community referrals. Students are responsible for managing cases on a variety of federal topics, including immigration, IRS matters, and veterans benefits.
Interns also engage the community through outreach. Alongside staff members, students staff tables providing information about the Congressman, timely updates on legislation, and community resources during community events and Mobile Office Hours. They assist staff in doing research on companies, organizations, schools and non-profits that serve the community and work with the Congressman on legislation and issues of concern.
The Phoenix office is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Intern shifts are available on a flexible basis to accommodate school and work schedules. Weekend availability is helpful, as staff often covers weekend events with intern assistance.
If you would like more information on District Office Congressional Internships, please contact the Phoenix office at (602) 256-0551 or AZ07internships@mail.house.gov.
How to Apply for a Phoenix Internship:
Fall 2021: Applications for Fall 2021 internships will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 1, 2021. Interview consideration will be communicated to the applicant within 48hrs of material submission.
Send an email to AZ07internships@mail.house.gov, with the subject line “YOUR LAST NAME / SEASON / Internship.” The email should include the following:
- One page resume
- One page cover letter explaining your interest in interning in Congressman Gallego’s Phoenix Office.
- Your first available start date and whether or not you expect to receive school credit for your internship.