Washington, D.C. and District Offices
ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2017!
Applications Due: March 20, 2017
Congresswoman Terri Sewell is now accepting applications from highly motivated students and recent graduates to join her Washington, D.C., Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, or Tuscaloosa offices as unpaid, full-time interns. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional office, gain valuable legislative or communications experience, and learn more about how Congress works.
Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Congressional staff, performing research, compiling media mentions, answering telephones, processing mail, and general office responsibilities. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend special events, such as committee hearings, press conferences, legislative briefings and seminars.
Candidates should be proactive, professional, dependable, and have an interest in the legislative process. Qualifications also include: excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be enrolled in or have graduated from college, and be 18 years of age or older. Start and end dates are flexible.
Congressional Interns are unpaid.
Candidates with Alabama ties are strongly encouraged to apply.
Upon completion, please e-mail the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A current resume
- Cover letter
- 2 writing samples:
- A 150-word excerpt from a paper you have submitted recently in your coursework; and
- A 500-word memo to legislative staff on an issue area of interest to you (ex. income inequality, domestic violence prevention, immigration reform, financial literacy, cybersecurity, education, energy policy, etc.); or,
- A 500-word article from a college newspaper or other publication.
Please note which office you are applying for (Washington, D.C., Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma or Tuscaloosa). No calls or walk-ins please.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Internships are open to all majors and designed for undergraduate students and recent graduates with an interest in public service.