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Internship — Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C. Office of Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is seeking full-time paid interns for the Summer 2024 term. This is an in-person position.

Interns will work primarily with D.C.-based staff performing legislative and administrative work. Tasks include answering phones, sorting and drafting responses to constituent correspondence, attending briefings and hearings, performing legislative research, and supporting staff members on various projects. Ideal candidates should be professional and possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a commitment to public service and progressive values. All interns will be paid $15/hr unless funded by an outside organization.

The Office of Representative Pramila Jayapal is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, new Americans, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. State and/or district ties are a plus but not required.

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter stating availability, short writing sample, and three references to Jayapal.DCInternships@mail.house.gov with the subject “2024 Summer Internship Application – FirstName LastName” by Sunday, March 31st. 

Internship — District Office (Seattle)

In the District office, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students. Work hours generally run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. During the academic years, hours can be modified to accommodate students’ course schedules. The District Interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance.

Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least one-quarter of college. Thanks to recent legislation, our interns are paid $15 an hour.

Applications for Summer 2024 internships (mid June-Late September) will be accepted
beginning on Friday, March 1, 2024 and will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, three references, and availability to seattle.internship@mail.house.gov with the subject “First Name.Last Name Internship Application.”

If you would like more information on Congressional Internships, please contact our office.

Legal Fellowship — Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C. Office of Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is seeking legal fellows to work with her legislative team.

The Congresswoman is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security and Enforcement. Fellows will work closely with the office’s Legislative Counsel and other staff, and duties will entail conducting legal research, drafting materials related to hearings and votes, and providing other assistance as needed. Issue areas will include oversight over federal agencies, protecting civil rights and civil liberties, courts, criminal justice, voting rights, intellectual property, privacy and antitrust.

This fellowship is unpaid and must be done for academic law school credit. Part-time and full-time applicants will be considered, but a minimum of 16 hours/week is required. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, new Americans, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) writing sample, and (4) list of three references with email contacts to Jayapal.DCInternships@mail.house.gov.

Please send all application documents in a single PDF file and include “Legal Fellow – FirstName Last Name” in the subject line.