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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON


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: answering phones; sorting, distributing, and responding to constituent mail; leading tours of the U.S. Capitol Building; scheduling constituent tours of Washington-area attractions; attending hearings and briefings; and assisting with legislative research.

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. Internships are unpaid, but 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 Be sure to also include what term you are applying for, and your preferred start and end dates. Candidates from Oregon's 4th Congressional distrtrict 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