An internship in the office of U.S. Senator Christopher A. Coons is an excellent way to learn firsthand about the American system of government. Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in the United States Senate, by assisting the Senator’s professional staff with administrative, press, legislative and correspondence duties.
Washington, D.C. Program
Interns in Washington, D.C. will interact with me, my staff and Delaware constituents on a daily basis. They receive an inside look at the legislative process by attending hearings, and with the full access to the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Services, performing research on a wide variety of legislative issues. They also gain valuable experience by monitoring media outlets for daily developments, preparing briefing books, assisting with U.S. Capitol tours for constituent groups and providing general office support, all while gaining a lasting and valuable experience.
State office interns will interact with me, my staff and Delaware constituents on a daily basis. They will act as support to the office staff and will perform multiple tasks including: addressing constituent concerns, legislative issues, and monitoring news outlets for daily developments. Interns will have full opportunity to attend political events and participate in job fairs, attend town hall meetings, and outreach events. They will also have full access to the Library of Congress and the Congressional Research Service.
- Only college students are eligible.
- Priority is given to Delaware residents in their junior and senior year of college.
- Interns work on a voluntary basis and do NOT receive financial compensation for their work.
Internship sessions run all year: winter, spring, summer and fall. To apply, complete the form below or download and print the Internship Application form. Please mail the complete application form, along with all that it requires, to the office you are applying to intern in.
NOTE: Applications for fall 2012 are due by Friday, August 31.