Internships

Washington, District of Columbia

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students.  Students gain invaluable work experience and learn how Congress works firsthand. Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules during the semesters, but generally run 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Summer interns are generally expected to work full time in the office.

In DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

 

Honolulu, Hawai`i

In the Honolulu district office, 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 case work or work on District-based projects of importance.

 

How to Apply

To apply for an internship in one of our offices, please submit an Internship Application to HI01.Internships@mail.house.gov.  A complete application will include (in one attachment):

  1. A cover letter which includes the following information (2 page maximum):
    • Explanation of the applicant’s interest in interning in Congressman Case’s office;
    • Which office (DC or Honolulu) the applicant would like to intern in;
    • Hours/times the applicant would be available to work in the office;
    • The applicant’s ties to Hawai`i (if any);
    • The applicant’s career interests and goals; and
    • Other applicable information.
  2. A resume including (1 page maximum):
    • Contact information;
    • Education information;
    • Work experience; and
    • Other applicable information.
  3. A list of three references
    • At least one academic reference and one work reference.
  4. Two writing samples (5 pages maximum each).

 

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer internships applications are due March 15th.
  • Fall semester internship applications are due June 1st.
  • Spring semester internship applications are due October 1st.