CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Internship

Working in a Congressional office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office.

Interns in the Washington office draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings, and prepare memoranda for me and members of my staff. Interns in the District Office conduct research, assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence. Interns in both offices assist with answering phones, data entry and general office systems operations. Interns are an important part of my staff.

Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational objectives, therefore they are unpaid and usually awarded to graduate and college-level students.

Application Process

Interns are accepted throughout the year on both a full- and part-time basis. Priority is given to applicants from Connecticut's 4th Congressional District, although all interested persons are encouraged to apply. In my Washington, D.C. office, further preference is given to college students with Junior or Senior standing, and recent graduates. Selection is based on an applicant's general office and computer experience, a phone or in-person interview, and a short writing sample. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a brief 1 to 3 page writing sample to the office of your choice.

Please email or fax your information for Connecticut internships to:

Bridgeport and Stamford Offices
Fax: 203- 333-6655
Attn: Alexandra Heller

alexandra.heller @mail.house.gov

Deadline for Fall 2017: August 15th, 2017

 

Please email your information for D.C. internships to:

Washington, D.C. Office
Attn: Kamilah.Tisdale@mail.house.gov
himes.internship@mail.house.gov

Deadline for Fall 2017: July, 2017.

If you have any questions concerning the program, please do not hesitate to contact the D.C. office at (202) 225-5541 or the Connecticut offices at (866) 453-0028.