Internships

Internships in my office offer a comprehensive learning opportunity to better understand how congressional offices and the legislative process works. I am committed to engaging interested applicants in their interests of public service and specific issue areas. Intern responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


Washington, DC Office
  • Attend meetings, hearings, and briefings and draft memos on a subject matter
  • Answer and log constituent phone calls and voicemails
  • Research legislation and policy issues
  • Assist in sorting constituent mail
  • Draft letters in response to constituent mail on legislative issues
  • Conduct tours of the Capitol building for constituents
  • Research daily press clips
  • Learn the congressional legislative process and functions of the legislative branch
  • Process incoming invitations for the Member
  • Confirm event details for scheduled events and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

District Office
  • Draft memos on a subject matter
  • Assist with resolving constituent casework
  • Answer and log constituent phone calls and voicemails
  • Research legislation and policy issues
  • Assist in sorting constituent mail
  • Draft letters in response to constituent mail on legislative issues
  • Research daily press clips
  • Learn the congressional legislative process and functions of the legislative branch
  • Process incoming invitations for the Member
  • Confirm event details for scheduled events and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

My office is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Ties to the district are preferred but not required. While we are happy to provide course credit when applicable, enrollment in a higher education institution is not required.

Internship hours can be flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Application deadlines run:
Fall (September - December): DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 12th, 2019
Spring (January - April): DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 8th, 2019
Summer (May – August): DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 10th, 2020

All applications must be submitted through the online application below. In addition, please send your resume and cover letter to intern.trahan@mail.house.gov. You may contact Alex Karabatsos (Alexandra.Karabatsos@mail.house.gov) on my team with any additional questions or concerns.


Thank you for your interest in our internship program.

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