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Thank you for your interest in the House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats internship program.  We are currently fielding applications for the following position(s):

Legislative Intern

The Democratic Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee seeks qualified undergraduate and recent graduate student legislative interns.

An internship with the Energy and Commerce Democrats is designed to give students a thorough understanding of a Congressional committee’s role in the legislative process.  Throughout the course of the program, interns will assist staff with administrative tasks such as answering phones, conducting legislative research, and preparing materials for staff and member briefings.  In addition, interns will have the opportunity to shadow staff at hearings and markups, as well as attend briefings on subjects within the Committee’s broad jurisdiction.

Ideal candidates are organized and committed students (and/or recent graduates) eager to join a fast-paced environment and build upon their knowledge of how Congress works.  Superior writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and a sense of humor are required.  Full-time availability is preferred, but part-time candidates are eligible as well.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), gender identity, disability, or age.  Women, minority, and veteran candidates are highly encouraged to apply.  Although internships are unpaid, applicants may request the Committee’s assistance in receiving credit from their educational institution.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (no longer than two pages) to  In the subject line, please indicate the program session for which you are applying (e.g. [Fall 2018] Legislative Intern Application):

            Fall 2019: August/September—December (deadline August 17th)

            Winter/Spring 2020: January—May/June (deadline November 30th)

            Summer 2020: May/June—August/September (deadline March 13th)

In your cover letter, please indicate preferred start/end dates for scheduling purposes.