The Office of Congresswoman Marie Newman is committed to investing in the next generation of public leaders. Our internship program is designed to be a well-rounded educational experience with exposure to congressional operations and constituent services.
Paid, hybrid in-person/remote internships are available throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates. Our D.C. and District Office staff are both operating on a hybrid in-person/remote schedule and interns will be expected to do the same. Our offices stress compliance with all local and federal COVID-19 guidance to ensure the safety of our team and constituents alike. Ability to both come in-person to the respective office and work from home is required. Interns will also be issued official House technology which they will pick up from the office they are assigned to.
Interns may work on part-time or full-time basis between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and priority will be given to applicants with ties to Illinois or IL-03.
Qualified candidates must be positive, self-starters, organized, punctual, flexible, self-aware, eager to assist any member of the team, able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and be passionate about constituent service and implementing the Congresswoman’s district priorities.
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.
Washington D.C. applicants should apply as either a press or legislative intern which will be the focus of their internship. However, all D.C. interns should expect to assist with and have exposure to all D.C. operations.
Chicago District Office
Interns may assist with answering phones, helping constituents navigate issues with federal agencies, casework and grants research, town halls and other community events, drafting commendations and greetings honoring the achievements of constituents, and other special projects of importance to IL-03.
Dates and Deadlines
Fall 2021 Session Dates
September 21, 2021 - December 10, 2021 *flexible depending on unique circumstances
August 8, 2021, at 11:59pm
Please submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and two references in a SINGLE PDF to IL03MNIntern@mail.house.gov. Your cover letter should include how your professional and lived experiences will equip our team to better serve Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.
Please title your subject line following this format: First and Last Name, DC or Chicago Office, Semester, Intern Application (specifying Press or Legislative if applying to D.C. office).
Subject Line Examples:
Jane Doe, DC Office, Fall 2021, Press Intern Application
John Smith, Chicago Office, Fall 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.