Thank you for your interest in an internship in the Office of Congressman Chris Pappas. During this difficult time in our nation’s history, we are excited to see your continued interest in public service. Given the current Stay-at-Home order in Washington, D.C. and guidance offered by the Office of the Attending Physician, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our hiring process for internships in our office.
This is an urgent and difficult time for all of us, and I apologize that we are not able to move forward with your application at this moment. It is our intention to keep you updated as the situation progresses.
Serving as an intern on our team is an exciting opportunity to work closely alongside staff and develop professional skills in a Congressional office setting. The ideal intern should be responsible, focused, enthusiastic, able to work cooperatively with Congressional staff, and possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
An internship in the Washington, DC office encompasses a variety of tasks and assignments such as answering phones, greeting visitors, giving tours, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to work with the legislative team and outreach staff to assist with legislation, special projects, writing, and/or research. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many functions of a Congressional office.
An internship in the district office encompasses a variety of tasks and assignments such as answering phones, greeting visitors, writing letters, assisting with community outreach, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to work with constituent services and outreach staff to assist with casework, special projects, writing, and/or research. As a result, interns learn about all facets of a Congressional District office.
To apply for an internship, please submit your resume, cover letter, and one short writing sample (no longer than two pages) to Pappas.Internships@mail.house.gov with “[Last Name] [Location: DC or District] Internship Application – [Season] 2020 ” in the subject line. In your email, please also specify your dates of availability.