Washington, D.C. and District Offices
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 full-time interns for the summer session starting in May 2020. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional office, gain valuable legislative or communications experience, and learn more about how Congress works. Applications for Summer 2020 are now closed. We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2020 this summer.
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 be 19 years of age or older, enrolled in college (having completed their freshman year) or recently graduated, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Full time Washington, D.C. interns are eligible for a $1,500/month stipend with reimbursement for public transit or college credit. District interns are eligible for college credit where applicable, but positions are unpaid.
Candidates with Alabama ties are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents, and will not be considered unless all are included in thier applications.
- A current resume
- Cover letter
- Writing samples (select two of three options below):
- A 150-word excerpt from a paper you have submitted recently in your coursework
- 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.)
- 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.