In my Washington, D.C. office, internships run throughout the year for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but 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.
In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
In my District offices, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters, and assisting in administrative duties. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework issues or work on District-based projects of importance.
Internships are available in the Dalton and Rome offices. Applications for all offices are accepted on a rolling basis.
Application for an Internship - APPLY TODAY!
Note: Internships are available to students who have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate education. High school students are not considered.
Deadlines to Submit Application:
Spring - November 1st
Summer - April 1st
Fall - July 1st
If you would like to apply for an internship, please complete an INTERN APPLICATION and submit your completed application along with an updated resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript.
For questions or to email a completed application, please contact:
U.S. Congressman Tom Graves
Attn: Maggie Newton - Intern Coordinator
Telephone: (202) 225-5211
Fax: (202) 225-8272