Marisol del Carmen Rodriguez Congressional Fellowship

Marisol del Carmen Rodriguez was a faithful and tireless advocate of civic engagement. Marisol herself was afforded a public service internship with then-Judge Sylvia Garcia that led to a lifelong commitment to the ideals of enriching and empowering all people in her community. Through this fellowship, Marisol will continue her legacy of service, education and a selfless dedication to the betterment of her community.

The Marisol del Carmen Rodriguez Congressional Fellowship is a fully funded fellowship program in Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia’s Washington, DC office. It is a competitive program awarded to outstanding students or recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in public service or public policy and strong ties to the 29th Congressional District of Texas.

The fellow(s) will gain hands-on office experience while learning about the legislative process. They will work closely with staff conducting research, drafting letters, and preparing for hearings. Other responsibilities will include leading Capitol tours, answering and screening telephone calls, managing the front office, tracking media coverage, and other duties as necessary.

Qualified applicants have strong writing and communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, a strong sense of professionalism and demonstrate a solid work ethic. English and Spanish bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The position is available beginning in August 2019. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to ellie.valega@mail.house.gov with the subject “Marisol Rodriguez Congressional Fellowship”. In your cover letter please indicate expected start and end dates, hours available to work, and if course credit is available for this internship.

This office is an equal opportunity employer: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. This office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability military status, age, marital status, or parental status.