Press Intern - DC

Press Intern - DC

The Office of Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) is seeking to hire a motivated, detail-oriented, current college student or recent graduate wishing to gain Capitol Hill internship experience in an exciting Washington, D.C. office.  

Press Intern responsibilities include communicating with constituents, generating engaging content for the Member’s official social media pages (including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), designing graphics, drafting eNewsletters, and assisting with various tasks at the discretion of the Communications Team. 

The term of this internship will be from September 1, 2022 – mid-December 2022. There are 2 types of internships, which are listed below.  

  • Paid full-time internship: Must work at least 30 hours a week. A competitive stipend will be offered, as well as a monthly transit benefit towards the Metro and Metrobus. 

  • For academic credit only (FACO) internship:  Strictly reserved for college students who will earn college credit as a result of their internship. FACO internships are unpaid, and will consist of 20 – 30 hours of work per week. 

Typical hours for all internships are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, although hours may be flexible to accommodate students’ hectic course schedules. 

Interested applicants should email a resume, a two-paragraph statement of interest introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to work for our office, a short writing sample, and a communications sample (graphic, video, social media post) to  Md07employment@mail.house.gov with “First Name Last Name – DC Press Internship” in the subject line.  

The deadline to apply is 12:00 pm EST, Friday, July 29, 2022, and selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in the following weeks. District and Maryland ties are encouraged but not required. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age. No phone calls, follow-ups or drop-ins, please.