Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Internship Opportunities

Spring 2022 Internships - Washington, D.C. Office

The Office of Representative Terri Sewell (AL-07) is currently accepting applications for the full-time Spring 2022 Internship program. Ties to the district or the state of Alabama are preferred. This is currently a hybrid in-person/remote position that is subject to change based on CDC guidelines. Proof of vaccination status is required as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation.

Intern Responsibilities

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to assisting Congressional staff, answering constituent phone calls, researching legislation, writing constituent response letters, compiling media clips, and other administrative tasks. Interns can also attend virtual hearings, legislative briefings and seminars.

Qualifications 

Candidates should be proactive, professional, dependable, and have an interest in federal policy and the legislative process. Candidates should also possess strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn. Applicants must be enrolled in college, (rising sophomores or older), or have recently graduated.

Time Commitment

Interns will generally be expected to work Monday-Friday between 9:00am-6:00pm EST. However, the hours and dates of the internship can be adjusted to accommodate students’ course schedules.  

Compensation

Full time Washington, D.C. interns can be eligible for a monthly stipend, including reimbursement for public transit.

Equal Opportunity Employer

This is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and the office does not discriminate in the hiring process based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military service, or other non-merit factors. BIPOC applicants and individuals in underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. 

To Apply

Candidates with Alabama ties are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents

  • A current resume
  • Writing Samples (select two of the three options below):
    • A 150-word excerpt from a paper you have submitted recently in your coursework.
    • A 500-word memo on an issue area of interest to you (ex. Voting Rights, Health Disparities, Financial Literacy, Tax Fairness, etc.)
    • A 500-word article from a college newspaper or other publication. 

In the subject of the email please put Spring Intern 2022. Please send all application materials to Katie Brown at sewell.interns@mail.house.gov by November 30, 2021 at 6pm.