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Washington, D.C. Internship Program

Come experience government from the inside, 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 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 are available for eligible candidates. 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 what term you are applying for, and your preferred start and end dates in the text of your email. Candidates from Oregon's 4th Congressional district are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Deadlines:

Spring Term (January-May): November 15
Summer Terms (May-July and July-September): April 8
Fall Term (September-December): August 1


Eugene Internship Program

Congressman Peter DeFazio offers one internship position 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 a basic understanding of the legislative process.

Please email a resume and brief cover letter to Vanessa Cornwall ( and Allison Olin (

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