Congressional Internship

Congressional Internships in D.C. and Tucson

Earn credit while engaging federal policymakers

We connect you with Tucson or Washington DC-based congressional offices looking for student interns just like you.


More Than an Internship

Learn from national leaders set to change the world


Work on special projects with federal agencies, resolve constituency concerns or requests, attend meetings on behalf of members, and expand your professional network all while earning academic credit. Prior experience or knowledge of the federal legislative process is not required but strongly encouraged.



As a congressional intern, you will work alongside legislative and executive staff while developing a deeper understanding of the federal law-making process.


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Before You Apply

Get your foot in the door and jump start your career

Take time to research each member and familiarize yourself with their opinion on various policy issues and areas of legislation. Find a member with extensive work in an area that most interests you (i.e. immigration, women’s rights, national defense, etc). Federal agencies and branches of government also accept applications.


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After You Apply

Use your best judgment or ask for a timeline

Follow up on your application. Regular contact with an office can be critical in being selected for an internship-once a week is a good rule of thumb. Do not overwhelm their office with relentless calls or emails.


Tips for a Successful Application

Be sure you meet or speak with your academic advisor

We strongly encourage undergraduate applicants to apply for multiple congressional offices as this will increase the likelihood of a successful match.


Visit their website

Every congressional office has different application requirements and deadlines. Make sure you are aware of all documentation needed before applying.

Know your strengths

If applying to a member that is actively involved in your area of interest, be sure to list it on the application. While not guaranteed, this can boost your chances.

Emphasize your state

Let's face it, you'll have an advantage over applicants with no connection to the state. Make sure your application is tied back to Arizona.


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For additional information or questions about the Congressional Internship Program, please contact Karla Nunez at or 202-975-7150- or click below.