In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Students gain invaluable work experience from working in Congress. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
Submissions for our Spring Internship are now CLOSED.
Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) hosts a Press Intern in the Washington, D.C. office every semester. This position reports and works closely with Communications Director. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, creating graphics and digital content, assisting with press conferences, drafting social media content, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the press staff with the daily operations of a very active press office. The ideal candidate must work well under pressure and tight deadlines, have good written and oral communication skills. Previous experience is not required, but candidates with Florida ties, who have an interest in communications, media, politics, and a general understanding of government are encouraged to apply. Internships are open to students and recent college graduates.
Interested parties should email their resume, cover letter and portfolio (optional) to FL09.email@example.com. No walk-ins please.
Submissions for our Fall Press Internship are now CLOSED.
We are currently accepting candidates for the Spring.
In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
Submissions for our Spring Internship are now OPEN.