For the right candidate, a Capitol Hill internship can be an excellent way to learn how Congress and Washington work from the inside.
Volunteer interns assist with a variety of duties in Congressman Cohen's office, from answering phones and greeting visitors, to opening mail and attending hearings. Most candidates are college students or recent graduates. It is not necessary to be a resident of the Ninth Congressional District of Tennessee, but familiarity with the Volunteer State is weighed heavily during the application process.
Internships last for a three-month period, usually around the fall, winter, spring or summer academic semesters. To achieve maximum benefit, most students devote at least twenty hours a week to the office. Some colleges and universities offer academic credit as part of Congressional internship programs.
Space is limited, so candidates are encouraged to apply at least two months before the desired semester. An interested student may wish to check with his or her school career service center before coming to Washington to explore housing and other practical considerations.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and an official copy of your transcript.