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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 are an important part of my staff. Internships are available to college students and recent college graduates. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Constituent Services: Directly communicating with constituents, assisting the management of incoming constituent correspondence, and drafting correspondence in response to constituent concerns

  • Legislative Research: Conducting research on a wide variety of policy issues, drafting memos, and attending briefings and committee hearings

  • Administrative Assistance: Assembling hearing materials, managing the front office, and escorting and meeting with guests throughout the Capitol complex

  • Other duties as assigned

Hours and Compensation:

Hours are flexible and based on candidate’s schedule. This is a paid internship. All interns will receive a $3,000 stipend over the course of their work.

Application Process:

Selection is based on an applicant's general office and computer experience, interview, and a short writing sample. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to the office of your choice.

To Apply:

Please submit the following in the form of a single pdf:

  1. Resume

  2. A short writing sample (2-page maximum)

  3. A 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions

    1. What do you feel is the most important issue currently facing Virginia’s 11th Congressional District?

    2. Why are you driven to public service and what impact do you want to make on your community?

    3. Why do you wish to work for Congressman Connolly specifically?

Interns are accepted throughout the year on a part-time basis. Priority is given to applicants with ties to the 11th District. Selection is based on an applicant's interview, short writing sample, and relevant experience.


Spring Term: December 10
Summer Term: April 1
Fall Term: August 10

Please email your information to:

Washington, D.C. Office:
Phone: (202) 225-1492

District Office:
Ms. Anh Phan
Phone: (703) 256-3071

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