Working in a Congressional office can be a rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable political insight and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns cultivate a strong workplace skillset by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office.
Our office is dedicated to providing a valuable, educational experience for interns focused on strengthening their professional skillset, increasing their knowledge of working in a Congressional office, and assisting their overall career development.
Interns cultivate a strong workplace skillset by undertaking a variety of administrative, constituent service and legislative responsibilities in the office.
Interns in the district offices conduct research, assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence. In both D.C. and the district, interns learn from staff and play an important role in communicating with constituents, including assisting answering phones, inputting constituent opinion and supporting the office.
Congressman Himes' office offers stipends for applicants with demonstrable financial need. To be considered for the stipend, applicants should submit the first page of their most recent FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) or a written statement outlining how they would not otherwise be able to participate in the internship program without financial support. Please submit this information along with all other required materials by April 30th, 2021. Applicants for summer internships in DC and/or in Connecticut with demonstrable financial need are encouraged to apply for the Kevin J. Sutherland Washington, DC, Internship or the Jack Bryant Connecticut Internship. For additional details, please click here.
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.
Please apply to either my district offices or D.C. office.
Required Application Materials:
- Brief cover letter
- 1-3 Page writing sample
- This Internship Application Form
- For Need-Based Stipend, first page of FAFSA SAR or written statement
- For Named-Base Stipend, a 1-3-page written statement detailing your interest in the stipend and the first page of FAFSA SAR
Bridgeport and Stamford Offices
Given the competitiveness of the summer program, high school students living in the district are encouraged to apply during the school year. The offices are open 9-5, and internship schedules are arranged around school commitments.
Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational objectives.
The High School Senior Internship Program unfortunately, we will not be able to fulfill our end of May High School internship program for the year 2021. I hope you will understand that the decision largely reflects the constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing required in our offices. If you are interested in the summer internship program please view information below.
The Summer Internship Program is open to all high school and college-level students. The application deadline is May 7th, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST. Interns will start on June 1st and will end on August 27th.
Please note: When you submit a district office internship application, you are applying for both the Bridgeport and Stamford offices. The specific location of your internship will be decided by the intern selection staff based on a few factors, including commute time and the offices’ needs.
Please email your application to HimesDOInternships@mail.house.gov.
Washington, D.C. Office
The Summer Internship Program is open to undergraduate- and graduate-level students as well as recent graduates. The application deadline for the Washington, D.C. office is April 30th, 2021.
Please email your application to Himes.Internship@mail.house.gov.
If you have any questions concerning the program, please do not hesitate to contact the D.C. office at (202) 225-5541 or the district offices at (203) 333-6600.