Legislative Internship

Legislative Internship

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-05) is seeking a Legislative Intern for the Spring 2022 Internship program in her Washington, D.C. office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting constituent correspondence 

  • Researching various legislative issues and writing policy memos for the Congresswoman

  • Attending briefings, hearings, and markups and drafting related memoranda

  • Responding to constituent mail and answering office phones 


Ideal applicants will be motivated team players with strong written and oral communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in government and public service. A strong work ethic, the ability to excel in fast-past environments, and a willingness to assist wherever needed are must-have qualities.  

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, one short writing sample, two references, and an unofficial school transcript to
Jolie.Libert@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Spring Legislative Internship, NAME” by Wednesday, November 24. Please include availability in the cover letter and compile all application materials into one PDF document.

Internships are based in Congresswoman Scanlon's Washington, D.C. office for college students and recent graduates and will be in person. Internships are paid via a monthly stipend. Hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. when Congress is in session and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when not in session.

The Office of Congresswoman Scanlon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.