DC Intern

DC Intern

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is seeking new interns for the Fall 2022 Semester.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Constituent Services: Directly communicating with constituents, assisting the management of incoming constituent correspondence, and drafting correspondence in response to constituent concerns

  • Legislative Research: Conducting research on a wide variety of policy issues, drafting memos, and attending briefings and committee hearings

  • Administrative Assistance: Assembling hearing materials, managing the front office, and escorting and meeting with guests throughout the Capitol complex

  • Other duties as assigned


Hours and Compensation:

Hours are flexible and based on candidate’s schedule. This is a paid internship. All interns will receive a $2500 stipend over the course of their work.


Application Process:

Selection is based on an applicant's general office and computer experience, interview, and a short writing sample. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to va11.internship@mail.house.gov


To Apply:

Please submit the following in the form of a single pdf:

  1. Resume

  2. A short writing sample (2-page maximum)

  3. A 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions

    1. What do you feel is the most important issue currently facing Virginia’s 11th Congressional District?

    2. Why are you driven to public service and what impact do you want to make on your community?

    3. Why do you wish to work for Congressman Connolly specifically?

Interns are accepted throughout the year on a part-time basis. Priority is given to applicants with ties to the 11th District. Selection is based on an applicant's interview, short writing sample, and relevant experience.


Deadline: August 1