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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Internships

Washington, DC

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course 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, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer 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.

District

In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.

If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact our office.

Application Cycle:

The application portal is currently closed. Applications are accepted during the following dates:

  • Spring interns (January – May placement) may apply starting on October 25th. Deadline to apply is December 6th.
  • Summer interns (June-August placement) may apply starting on March 3rd. Deadline to apply is April 19th.
  • Fall interns (August –December placement) may apply starting on June 7th. Deadline to apply is July 19th.

Applications are only considered if the applicant submits an online application, and sends a writing sample and resume to AZ07Internships@mail.house.gov by the deadline indicated above.

If you are interested in learning more about the internship program, you may call either office and ask to speak to the internship coordinator.

We encourage all interested students to apply and offer the some tips to ensure a successful application. Please download the PDF and review it prior to contacting the office with questions.