The Committee on the Judiciary sponsors an
internship program that offers both undergraduate and law students
a rewarding opportunity to experience the workings of a
congressional committee first hand. Internships offer a unique
experience to learn more about the operations of the House of
Representatives, the legislative process, and the committee
function in particular. Interns are placed with the Full
Committee; the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and
Intellectual Property; the Subcommittee on the Constitution; the
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security; the
Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law; or the
Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims.
The Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction
over a wide range of legislative and oversight issues. Among these
are subjects such as constitutional amendments, litigation reform,
patent and trademark law, federal criminal law, lobbying reform,
federal civil rights, antiterrorism, death penalty procedures,
immigration and naturalization and antitrust.
Please be aware that there is a Majority and a
Minority side of the committee, as there is in the House.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply with the office which
most appropriately reflects their political views. If you are
interested in interning for the Minority, please contact their
office. You can find the office contact information on the
Judiciary Democrats webpage.
The Committee will consider internship
applications for the spring and fall semesters and for the summer.
Please keep in mind that summer is a popular time for students to
seek internships, and there is a limit to the number of interns
that may work in the office at any given time.
Decisions for summer interns will be made by early
April. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted in
late February and March.
Your application for an internship with the
Judiciary Committee should include your most current resume and a
letter of introduction that;
-explains why you are interested in an
internship with the Committee
-notes your dates and hours of availability
-contains a paragraph explaining your
political views --also includes letter(s) of recommendation
or a list of references
Mail to: Intern Coordinator, 2138 Rayburn House
Office Building, Washington, DC 20515. Please be aware that mail
coming to House Office Buildings is delayed, sometimes by a month
or more. If you prefer, you may fax your application to (202)
225-7686 to the attention of “intern coordinator” or email your
application or any questions about internships to