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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON


Washington, D.C. Internships

Come experience government from the inside. Gain valuable experience, meet a diverse array of new people, and explore Washington, DC as an intern in our nation's capital. Interns will work with staff on a variety of constituent services, legislative, and professional development tasks in the immersive environment of my Washington, D.C. office. 

Intern responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting staff with legislative, administrative, constituent relations, and press activities. Interns will: answer phones; sort, distribute, and respond to constituent mail; lead tours of the US Capitol building; attend hearings and briefings; assist with legislative research; and participate in professional development activities. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate that they are organized, detail-oriented, and professional. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. 

My office has full- and part-time internships available during the academic year and summers. Stipends will be available for eligible candidates. More information will be provided to interested applicants when available, and arrangements may be made to earn academic credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a current resume, a short writing sample and 3 professional references to Include "Washington DC Internship" in the subject line. Be sure to also include what term you are applying for, and your preferred start and end dates. Candidates from Oregon's 4th Congressional district are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Though applications may still be accepted after the dates listed, please consider the following as a guide for when to submit your application by:

Spring Term (January-May): November 15
Summer Terms (May-July and July-September): March 15
Fall Term (September-December): August 1

Eugene Internships

Congressman Peter DeFazio offers two internship positions each college term in his Eugene district office.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Answering phones, greeting constituents, and providing referrals for casework
  • Processing mail
  • Drafting constituent correspondence
  • Completing data entry
  • Filing news clips for archives

Applicants must:

  • Be receiving college credit for the duration of the internship.
  • Be available to work a minimum of 10 hours per week, for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Have an understanding of the legislative process.

Please email a resume and brief cover letter to:

Or mail to:

Attn: Allison Olin

Congressman Peter DeFazio

405 East 8th Avenue #2030

Eugene, OR 97401

If you have any questions, please call 541-465-6732.


District Office Deadlines:

Winter Term (January to March):  December 10th

Spring Term (April to mid-June):  March 1st

Summer Term (mid-June to September):  May 15th

Fall Term (late September – December):  September 1st