Congressman John Lewis, Representative for the 5th district of Georgia, seeks interns for his Washington, DC and District offices. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Interns will gain practical experience while assisting Congressional staff, and have the opportunity to acquire a working knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the Legislative branch. Responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling phone calls, supporting staff with administrative tasks, conducting legislative research, and assisting with special projects and assignments.
Successful candidates are undergraduate students and recent college graduates with a strong academic background and interest in public service or government as demonstrated by coursework or extracurricular activities. Interns must be hardworking and self-motivated, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail. All applications will be considered, however, preference is given to residents of Georgia's Fifth District.
There are no application deadlines. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as interns are accepted throughout the year.
In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. 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, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will 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.
In my Georgia 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.
If you would like to receive more information or apply to our internship program, please fill out the this online form.
In preparation to complete this application please make sure you have a cover letter and resume ready (.txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf). You'd also need names and addresses of 3 references.
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