2013 Summer Internships
April 19, 2013 is the deadline for Summer 2013 internship applications. Here is the announcement in case you need any additional information:
The Office of Representative Loretta Sanchez is seeking to hire summer interns for her Washington DC office. Candidates should have an interest in and knowledge of the legislative process, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and have an understanding of the American political system.
Interns will be responsible for projects such as writing congressional correspondence, fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, leading Capitol building tours, attending briefings and committee hearings and conducting research on various legislative issues.
Orange County ties are strongly preferred.
Interested students should submit a:
• Cover letter
• 1-2 page writing sample of your choice
To: Melanie Abe, Intern Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 19, 2013, no exceptions.
Additional information can be found at www.lorettasanchez.house.gov
In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Students gain invaluable work experience and generally work from 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.
Garden Grove, CA
In my Garden Grove office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.