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In my Washington, DC and New Jersey offices, 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 5:00 p.m.
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 New Jersey offices interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including constituent case work, assisting with planning and attending events, general office work and staffing the offices.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.