The House Committee on the Judiciary’s democratic staff internship program offers undergraduate students, law students, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to experience the operation of a congressional committee firsthand and learn about the important role that our Committee plays in the legislative process. The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of legislative and oversight issues, including oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, constitutional law, federal criminal law, voting rights, immigration and naturalization, and antitrust law.
The Committee is currently looking for a spring 2020 intern to work with the subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship; applications are due by December 11. If you are interested in interning with another subcommittee, the committee will begin accepting applications for summer 2020 interns on December 15.
The House Committee on the Judiciary’s Democratic staff internship program will be providing stipends to spring interns, with additional funds provided to interns with additional demonstrated financial need.
The Committee strives to ensure that our internship class reflects the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin.
Due to the large volume of applicants we receive, only those applicants who are offered interviews will be contacted by the Committee. No phone calls or emails please. Thank you.
Intern assignments will vary depending on the work of the Judiciary Committee each semester. Examples of potential responsibilities include:
- Researching policy issues under the committee’s jurisdiction
- Conducting legal research
- Attending briefings and hearings on the Hill
- Drafting memos
- Supporting committee counsels
- Supporting committee clerks and professional staff members
- Providing administrative support, including answering calls, delivering correspondence, and setting up the hearing room.
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