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Internships

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (Minority) offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of a congressional committee. The Committee currently offers one summer session as well as two full-semester internships in both the spring and fall.

Intern Role Description:

Interns will work closely with Committee staff and have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and inner-workings of a congressional committee. Interns will be working in a fast-paced front office, answering phones, and greeting visitors. Responsibilities also include assisting staff with hearings/markups, day to day administrative operations, legislative research projects, and various other tasks as assigned. Interns may also help out the press team with media clips, drafting social media posts, and various other tasks.

How to Apply:

Send the below materials to var.internship@mail.house.gov.

1.    A cover letter detailing why you would like to be an intern for the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Republican Office

2.    A one page resume

3.    A short writing sample

4.    A college transcript

Due Dates:

   • Summer internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in April. 
   • Fall semester internships: completed packets are due the last Friday in July. 
   • Spring semester internships: completed packets are due the last Friday in November.

Ideal candidates must have a genuine interest in issues affecting veterans and possess an energetic, team player attitude and have one year of college experience. Candidates with previous Hill experience are preferred.

This is a highly competitive process. Due to the limited amount of space and resources available, there are usually more qualified applicants than positions available.

Internships are unpaid, however, it is possible to receive internship course credit pending approval by the respective college or university.

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