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Internships

The Office of Congresswoman Marie Newman is committed to investing in the next generation of public leaders. Our remote internship program is designed to be a well-rounded congressional experience with exposure to both District and DC work, including constituent services, office administration, legislative policy, and press and communications.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all internships will be conducted virtually until further notice. Paid remote internships are available throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates. The remote internship program is coordinated jointly between District and DC staff in order to ensure exposure to operations of both offices.  

Interns may work on part-time or full-time basis and priority will be given to applicants with ties to Illinois or IL-03. Hours 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. Interns will be issued technology in order to telework and must be located near our Chicago or DC office to coordinate device pick up and return.

Qualified candidates must be positive, self-starters, responsive, organized, punctual, flexible, willing to assist any member of the team, and possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced, remote environment.

Washington, D.C. Office

Interns may assist with answering phones, sorting mail, drafting constituent correspondence, updating contact lists, conducting legislative research, attending virtual briefings and hearings, writing memos, compiling media clips, assisting with social media, and more.

Chicago District Office

Interns may assist with answering phones, helping constituents navigate issues with federal agencies, casework and grants research, drafting commendations and greetings honoring the achievements of constituents, town halls, and other special projects of importance to IL-03

Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2021 Session Dates

May 31 - August 20, 2021 *our office can be flexible on end dates

Application Deadline

April 26, 2021, at 11:59pm

Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and two references in a single pdf toIL03MNIntern@mail.house.gov. Your cover letter should describe how your professional and lived experiences will equip our team to serve Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

Please title your subject line following this format: First and Last Name, DC or Chicago Office (where you’re physically located), Semester, Intern Application

Subject Line Examples:

Jane Doe, DC Office, Summer 2021, Intern Application

John Smith, Chicago Office, Summer 2021, Intern Application

Due to a high volume of applicants, an interview is not guaranteed. No phone calls or walk-ins please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ+ identification, family status, or military status. Our office values diversity and members of traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.