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.
Interns in the Washington, D.C. office draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings as well as prepare memoranda for me and members of my staff.
Interns in the district offices conduct research, assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence. In both D.C. and the district, interns play a vital part of my staff and assist with answering phones, data entry and general office systems operations.
Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational objectives. They are therefore unpaid and generally awarded to students.
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
Bridgeport and Stamford Offices
The Fall Internship Program is open to all high school- and college-level students. The application deadline is August 3, 2018. The program will start around late August or early September and will run until December.
The Spring Internship Program is also open to all high school- and college-level students. The application deadline is November 23, 2018. The program will start around January and will run until May.
Please email your application to HimesDOInternships@mail.house.gov.
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 needs of the offices.
Washington, D.C. Office
The Spring 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 October 26, 2018.
Please email your application to Himes.Internship@mail.house.gov.
Attn: Christopher Harvey
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.