Internships



If you are a student living in the 14th District and would like to intern in Congresswoman Speier's Washington DC or San Mateo office, please download and complete the internship application form and send it with a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Internships are unpaid positions, however current students may be eligible to receive academic credit.

The application deadline for the fall internship is on August 15!

 

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The Spring 2013 District Office interns, left to right: Marisa McCarthy, Elizabeth Becker,
Ryan Simon, Mike Drake, Demetra Risner, John Sonza
 

What does an Congressional intern do?
Congresswoman Speier's first experience in public service was as an intern and she heartily recommends it for anyone with an interest in government or politics. There are opportunities for college students and recent graduates in the Capitol Hill office and for high school and college students and others in the district office. Duties include:

  • Researching legislation and district issues
  • Writing letters
  • Interacting with constituents
  • Helping plan and staff events
  • Answering phones/opening and sorting mail
  • Assisting staff with administrative tasks
  • Entering data into community tracking documents (district office)
  • Conducting constituent tours of the U.S. Capitol (Capitol Hill office)

You are an excellent candidate for an internship if you possess these qualities:

  • Professional phone manner
  • Interest in national and/or local issues
  • Able to work well with others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of basic computer programs
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to complete tasks under tight deadlines