Internships

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski’s (IL-13) Washington DC office is seeking paid Legislative interns for the Summer 2024 session, internships typically run for about 8 weeks. Interns would be expected to start in late May to early June. These internships provide students with an understanding of the functions of a Congressional office and the legislative and communications process.

Washington, D.C. Interns will be tasked with answering phones, sorting mail, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, compiling daily press clips, and drafting constituent letters on various issues.

Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students’ schedules but generally run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST when Congress is in session and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when Congress is out of session. Applicants with Illinois ties are highly encouraged to apply. Internships are eligible for a paid monthly. This internship is open to undergraduate students and recent college graduates. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Ties to Illinois are preferred but not required.

To apply please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to budzinski.internapps@mail.house.gov by 5:00 PM on March 1st. To apply for the Legislative Internship use the subject line “Legislative Internship – First Name, Last Name.”

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District Office Interns will be tasked with answering phones, drafting memos, attending community outreach events, working with constituents, and assisting district staff with daily tasks.

Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students’ schedules. Internships are available in our Springfield, Champaign, and Belleville offices. Interns are eligible to be paid monthly. This internship is open to undergraduate students and recent college graduates. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Ties to Illinois are preferred but not required.

To apply please send a copy of your resume & cover letter to budzinski.internapps@mail.house.gov by 5:00 PM on March 1st. To apply, please use the subject line “District Office Internship – Last Name, First Name.” Please include the location you are hoping to work in.