Internships are available throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters for college students. The hours are flexible to accommodate students’ hectic course schedules, but generally take place during office hours Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All interns must be high school graduates who are enrolled in or have recently graduated from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, college or university. We are seeking applicants with a mature, professional manner who are well-organized, efficient and self-motivated. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
In Washington, interns’ responsibilities will vary by team assignment.
Spring 2024 Internship Applications:
Apply Here by October 27, at 5:00 pm ET
The term of this paid internship will be from early January to late April 2024. Applicants must be able to work in Washington, D.C. Ideal applicants must have a professional and positive attitude, strong research and writing skills and a detail-oriented work ethic. To apply, please upload your application materials using the Google Form. The deadline to submit applications is October 27, at 5:00 pm ET.
The following internships are offered in the D.C. office:
Executive Office Intern: The House Democratic Leader’s Office is seeking motivated, detail-oriented interns to work full-time, in-person in a fast-paced leadership office. Intern responsibilities include administrative work, research, memo writing, event planning and assisting the Executive Office.
Digital Media Intern: The House Democratic Leader’s Office seeks a motivated, detail-oriented Digital Media Intern to work full-time in a fast-paced leadership office. The intern will assist in creating content for various digital platforms. Knowledge of social content creation, graphic design, video editing software and other creative design programs (Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, etc.) is required. Ideal applicants will be able to write, edit and proofread under tight deadlines, and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
Press Intern: The House Democratic Leader’s Office seeks highly motivated Press interns to work full-time, in-person in a fast-paced leadership office. Responsibilities include compiling daily press clips, drafting preparation materials for media hits and assisting with press-related events. Ideal applicants will be able to write, edit and proofread under tight deadlines, handle multiple assignments simultaneously and stay on top of the news.
District interns will witness the day to day delivery of services to constituents and other field activities that are essential to my work in Congress. Responsibilities vary but will include research for constituents, assisting with Congressional events, answering phones, writing letters and other general office duties. Fluency in a second language is desirable, but not required.
If you would like to be considered for a position, please email your resume and cover letter to the appropriate email address below. In your application be sure to include the semester and dates you would be available to intern.
New York City Applicants:
Attn: NY Internship Coordinator
Office of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
445 Neptune Avenue, 1st Fl – Community Room 2C
Brooklyn, New York 11224