Internships

Summer 2024 Internship

The Office of Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) seeks a driven, detail-oriented, hardworking, and engaged individual to work with her team. This internship will be primarily in-person in the Washington, DC office with potential for some occasional remote work. The timing of the internship is flexible based on the candidate’s schedule but would ideally start in mid-May and could last up to 12 weeks. The intern would work with the Congresswoman’s dynamic team to improve the lives of Seventh District constituents and communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Constituent services: assist the front office staff with answering constituent questions over the phone and through the mail, draft correspondence, and assist with other office administration tasks;
  • Legislative research: work with the legislative team to conduct research on issue areas, write memos, and learn about the legislative process;
  • District research: research and compile information for district events and outreach;
  • Communications: collaborate with the Communications team on tasks as needed such as writing letters; and
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & 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 & COMPENSATION: The schedule is flexible and based on candidate’s schedule. This is a PAID internship; the office will pay an hourly rate for applicants not supported by outside fellowships.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and a 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions in a single PDF:

  • What, do you feel, is the biggest problem facing VA-07?
  • How do you want to impact the community?

Please include the dates you are available, and any other scheduling constraints (e.g. mornings or afternoons only) in your application.

Email this information to Spanberger.Inquiries@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Summer 2024 Internship – First Name, Last Name.”

DEADLINE: Applications received by March 8, 2024 will be considered.

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.