Internships

An internship in the office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons is an excellent way to learn firsthand about the American system of government. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in the United States Senate by assisting the Senator’s staff with administrative, press, legislative and correspondence duties.

Washington, D.C. Program

Interns in Washington, D.C. will interact with Senator Coons, his staff, and Delaware constituents on a daily basis. They receive an inside look at the legislative process by attending hearings and briefings, speaking with constituents, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, providing general office support, and performing research on a wide range of legislative issues. 

There are four annual internship sessions: Spring (February-May), Summer (May-August), Fall (September-December), and Winter (January). Applications for the 2019 Spring session are now open.

Click here to apply for a Spring internship in the Washington, DC office.

Delaware Program

State office interns interact with Senator Coons, his staff and, Delaware constituents on a daily basis. They act as support to Senator Coons and the office staff through a wide variety of duties, including addressing constituent concerns, researching legislative issues, and monitoring relevant news outlets. Interns participate in job fairs, attend town hall meetings, and help organize outreach events.

There are three annual internship sessions: Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), and Summer (May-August). Applications for the Fall session are now closed. 

Click here to apply for an internship in the Dover office.

Click here to apply for an internship in the Wilmington office.

Requirements

  • Only college students or graduates are eligible.
  • Priority is given to Delaware residents in their junior and senior year of college.

Please complete the application form, along with all that it requires, for the office in which you are applying to intern.