In Congresswoman Lee's 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, 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.
In addition to traditional legislative internships, there is also one opening for a communications intern. If you are interested in applying for this internship, please specify on your applicaiton.
In the Oakland district office, internships are available for fall, spring and summer semesters for college students who live in or attend school in the 13th Congressional District. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules. Interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, drafting correspondence, and providing constituent services. In addition, interns may assist staff with constituent casework or on outreach events.
In order to apply, please fill out the Congressional Internship Form below, and submit a resume and cover letter to Lee.Internships@mail.house.gov.