Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Internships

Washington, DC

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The Civic Internship Program in Congressman Garamendi’s Washington, DC office offers college students both full-time and part-time internships throughout the year. The hours are meant to be flexible, but typically run from 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. while Congress is in session and 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. while Congress is in recess. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but our intern classes are generally organized within the following terms:

  • Spring: January to April
  • Summer: May to August
  • Fall: September to December

In Washington, Civic Interns' responsibilities are intended to ensure that students gain invaluable work experience that can only come from a position in Congress. They will vary from day-to-day, but include engaging with constituents by answering phones and greeting visitors to the office as well as supporting the legislative and communications staff by conducting research on legislation and attending hearings and briefings on the various issues before the House. As a result, interns can expect to learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

Competitive applicants should be motivated problem solvers who are detail oriented and excellent written and verbal communicators. Experience or interest in political science, public policy, communications and international relations is a plus.

To apply for the Civic Internship Program in the Washington, DC office, email a cover letter, resume and a 1-2 page writing sample to garamendi.internships@mail.house.gov. Please include dates of availability in your submission. If you have any questions, you can email garamendi.internships@mail.house.gov.

District

Applications are now open

In the District Office, Civic Interns will develop leadership capabilities and networking skills by spearheading outreach projects, will assist congressional staff with office responsibilities, will gain in-depth knowledge of the decision making process in local government, and will complete research assignments – preparing policy and event reports. Intern responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, accompany staff to meetings 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 District congressional office. 

To apply for the Civic Internship Program in California, email a cover letter and resume to garamendi.internships@mail.house.gov. Please include dates of availability in your submission. If you have any questions, you can e-mail garamendi.internships@mail.house.gov.