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Internships

Working in a Congressional office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office.

Interns in the Washington office draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings and prepare memoranda for me and members of my staff. Interns in the Michigan  office conduct research, assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence. Interns in both offices assist with answering phones, data entry and general office systems operations. Interns are an important AND VALUED part of my staff.

Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational objectives, therefore they are unpaid and usually awarded to graduate and college-level students.


Application Process

There is no application deadline, but we are currently considering applications for summer internships and urge you to send in materials as soon as possible. Interns are accepted throughout the year on both a full and part-time basis. Priority is given to applicants from Michigan's 14th congressional district, although all interested persons are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on an applicant's general office and computer experience, interview and a short writing sample. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, a writing sample no longer than three pages and references to the office of your choice.

Please email your information to:

Washington, D.C. Office:
Marcella Richardson
Internship Coordinator
Phone: (202) 225-5802
Marcella.Richardson@mail.house.gov


Michigan District Office:
Kala Smith
Internship Coordinator
Phone: (313) 964-9960
Kala.Smith@mail.house.gov


If you have any questions concerning the program, please do not hesitate to contact the intern coordinator.