Internships


FALL INTERNSHIP – D.C. Office

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger seeks a driven, detail-oriented, hardworking, and engaged individual to join her D.C. staff for a fall semester internship from September 3 to November 22. Spanberger took office in January 2019, as the first woman to ever represent Virginia’s 7th District and the first Democrat in 50 years. Her dynamic team is working to improve the lives of Central Virginia constituents and communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Constituent services: assist the front office staff with answering constituent phone calls, sort and batch mail, draft correspondence, and address concerns of constituents;
• Legislative research: work with the legislative team to conduct research on issue areas, learn about the legislative process;
• Social media: collaborate with the Communications department to track, organize, and manage social media accounts;
• Tours: train to give staff-led tours throughout the Capitol; and
• Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Responsible, reliable, punctual
• Has knowledge of the district, its constituents, and its needs
• Able to problem solve, think quickly, adapt, and handle sensitive information

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: This internship is a minimum of 20 hours per week at $14/hour. Specific days and hours are contingent on the individual.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, writing sample, and a 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions: What does public service mean to you? What, do you feel, is the biggest problem facing VA-07? How do you want to impact the community?

DEADLINE: AUGUST 1, 2019

CONTACT: spanberger.inquiries@mail.house.gov

The Office of Rep. Abigail Spanberger is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.



FALL INTERNSHIP – Henrico Office

Rep. Abigail Spanberger seeks a driven, detail-oriented, hardworking, and engaged individual to join her district team for a 10-week fall internship. Elected in 2018, Spanberger is the first woman to represent Virginia’s 7th district and the first democrat in 50 years. Her dynamic team is working to improve the lives of 7th district constituents and communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Community outreach: assist the district team with constituent outreach, develop relationships with community groups, organizations, and individuals;
• Constituent casework: answer constituent requests for assistance with federal agencies;
• Event planning: spearhead and staff events throughout the district for Rep. Spanberger, constituents, and staff;
• Research: conduct policy research, develop memos, and create legislative products for DC legislative team; and
• Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Responsible, reliable, punctual
• Has knowledge of the district, its constituents, and its needs
• Able to problem solve, think quickly, adapt, and handle sensitive information

LOGISTICS: This internship is part time at 10 hours per week.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, writing sample, and a 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions: How have you previously had an impact on your community and how do you want to impact your community in the future? What do you see as the biggest issue in the district and how would you go about trying to solve it? What does public service mean to you?

DEADLINE: AUGUST 13, 2019

CONTACT: spanberger.inquiries@mail.house.gov

The Office of Rep. Abigail Spanberger is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.