Senator Markey’s Washington DC office is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Semester. Applications are due Sunday, November 28, 2021.
Qualifications: Our internship program is geared towards current undergraduate and associate’s degree students. All applicants should be responsible self-starters who possess strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Backgrounds in political science, international relations, environmental studies, liberal arts, and communications are desirable but not required. Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred.
Commitment & Credit: Internship opportunities are available on a full-time or part-time basis. School credit is possible for all internships if arranged and approved by the intern’s respective college or university.
Intern Responsibilities Include:
- Corresponding with and serving Massachusetts constituents through tasks such as, answering phones, responding to inquiries, and giving tours
- Assisting the Senator and staff in all areas of the office operation
- Researching legislative initiatives and drafting replies to constituent inquiries
- Attending committee hearings and briefings
- Assisting with a variety of legislative or press projects
Interested students may submit their resume, cover letter, and statement of financial need (if applicable, see Stipends below) to Intern_Markey@markey.senate.gov with “Spring Internship Application” as the subject.
Candidates from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stipends: Paid internships are available to students who could not otherwise afford to live or work in Washington DC. In order to be eligible, please submit a statement describing how this stipend will allow you to pursue your educational goals and professional aspirations through this internship experience. This essay is reviewed separately from the internship application.
Pursuant to federal law, an individual may not be hired for a paid Senate position in the continental United States unless the individual meets one of the following criteria:
- is a United States citizen;
- is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
- is (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
- owes allegiance to the United States. (Note: To meet this requirement, an individual must be (1) a non-citizen U.S. national born in or having ties to American Samoa or Swains Island (as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1408), or (2) a non-citizen U.S. national pursuant to section 302 of Public Law 94-241 (relating to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)).