I am pleased to make available internship positions in my offices for students or other interested individuals. As an intern, you can look forward to experiencing our government in a very unique way. You will have the opportunity to be in direct contact with my staff and myself that will provide an invaluable learning experience.
In my Washington office, you may have the opportunity to help with constituent questions, assist legislative aides, research pending issues in Congress, sit in on committee hearings, perform support services, and give tours of the Capitol.
Internships are also available in my district offices in Salinas and Santa Cruz. Tasks in these offices will include helping to respond to constituent inquiries, preparing for events, providing staff support, and other support services. This is a great opportunity to get in touch with the issues and people that define the 20th Congressional District.
It is important to note that all internships are unpaid and do not cover lodging or transportation costs. For those unfamiliar with Washington, DC, I can provide information on housing, transportation, and other local interests. I welcome interns throughout the year, but the schedules usually coincide with school schedules (i.e., summer, fall, winter, spring). There are no set deadlines, however, I encourage you to apply early, as spaces fill up quickly with qualified applicants. There is a preference for individuals from the district or the state of California, however it is not required.
To apply for an internship, please submit the following to the Intern Coordinator at the appropriate office.
- a resume
- a writing sample
- a college transcript (optional)
The selection process will be based on these documents and personal or telephone interviews. Interning can also open doors, personally and professionally, and you will find it a memorable and worthwhile experience. I encourage all who are interested to apply.