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Current Internships


maxresdefaultThe office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) is seeking interns for winter/spring 2017. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will gain valuable experience supporting legislative staff and will learn about the operations of a congressional office. Responsibilities will include: conducting legislative research, providing office support, answering phones, assisting with constituent correspondence, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff with projects as assigned. Interns in the district office in Beaverton, Oregon will assist the outreach staff and caseworkers, research policy issues, help with constituent communication through mail and phone calls and attend meetings with the Congresswoman. Successful candidates will demonstrate professionalism, strong communication skills, and an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with Oregon ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications for the winter/spring 2017 internship will be accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to those who apply by November 18th. To apply, please visi


daveThe Issaquah Office of U.S. Representative Dave Reichert, serving Washington’s 8th Congressional District, is excited to announce that we are now accepting summer internship applications. Interns are an integral part of our office, working on the front lines of constituent services. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge on the inner workings of the federal government. Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching constituent requests, drafting correspondence, constituent outreach, keeping up to date on local and national issues, and data entry. There are also opportunities for long-term research and outreach projects. We are looking for applicants interested in government, law, public policy, or social sciences. A competitive candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, possess strong communication skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office.

The House Resign2publican Conference and the Office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican leadership office, is looking for fall interns. Responsibilities in the Conference office include coordinating and setting up for events, conferences, and meetings; managing the front office; and many administrative duties. There are also opportunities to work with the Communications, Coalitions, and Policy teams on various projects. Additionally, these interns will work in the Chair’s personal office, which represents her district in Eastern Washington. Here, interns will interact with constituents through phone calls, mail, tours, and processing flag requests. Applicants should be detail-oriented and friendly, as well as be able to successfully multitask in a fast-paced, professional environment.  Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong customer service skills, are required. This position is unpaid. Washington State ties are a plus, but not required. Please direct any questions to

The Office of the WA Secretary of State

Summer-long internships are available in Olympia. Opportunities include marketing and media internships as well as through the Legacy Washington program. For more information, follow the link or check out the site of the SOS.


WA State Republican Party

All across the state intern opportunities are available for the upcoming election! An essential objective of this internship will be learning the skills necessary for grassroots campaigning. College credit is available. Check out the party’s employment and internship application here.


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The Washington State Democrats’ Coordinated Campaign is seeking proactive and teamwork-oriented candidates able to think critically, solve problems, and demonstrate initiative. Interns will have the opportunity to participate meaningfully in a statewide campaign that will make an impact this year on some of the most important races in Washington State.



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Interns will participate in research projects on voter registration and youth voting this election year.  Students will 1) gain hands on research experience and 2) learn about cutting edge campaign techniques.  Interns will be expected to work eight hours per week on average, and a large portion of the work will be in the month of September.