The Office of Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17) is currently accepting energetic and self-motivated interns in the Washington D.C. and District offices. This is an in-person internship. High school students will not be considered. All interns are paid at $15 per hour.

Preferred candidates should possess excellent communication and customer service skills, a strong attention to detail, and a good sense of humor. Primary responsibilities will include processing digital mail, answering phones, attending briefings, performing legislative research and analysis, drafting memos, intaking casework, and other tasks. District ties are preferred, but not required.

Interested applicants should complete and submit this application form. On the application form, please indicate the sessions for which you would like to be considered. The application requires a resume, cover letter with start/end date and hourly availability, and a one-page writing sample compiled in a single PDF. Individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, follow ups, or drop ins, please. Candidates from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Internships for the Washington D.C. and District offices are available during the following sessions:

Summer 2022 Session – May/June through August (Deadline March 27th at 11:59 EST)

Fall 2022 Session – Late August/September through December (Deadline June 26th at 11:59 EST)


Mondaire Jones is the 35-year-old Congressman from New York’s 17th District, serving Rockland and Westchester Counties. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees and is the first openly gay, Black member of Congress. He also serves as Freshman Representative to Leadership, the youngest member of the Democratic House leadership team, Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. A product of East Ramapo public schools, Mondaire was raised in Section 8 housing and on food stamps in the Village of Spring Valley by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. He later graduated from Stanford University, worked at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit Rising Leaders, Inc. and has previously served on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors and on the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Most recently, Mondaire worked as a litigator in the Westchester County Law Department. Mondaire was born and raised in Rockland and resides in Westchester. 


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