Q & A: Internship Opportunities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:12
Q.  Do you offer Senate internships to young Iowans?

A.  Every semester and during two summer sessions I offer Iowa college students and new graduates opportunities to work as interns in my Iowa and Washington, D.C., Senate offices.  Interns assist permanent staff members with constituent services and administrative, legislative and communications work, including work related to my responsibilities as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Q.  Who should apply?

A.  Right now, I’m encouraging applications from new college graduates who are interested in learning more about American government and gaining valuable work experience.  It’s especially important to me to encourage greater understanding and involvement in the process of representative government, so the internships are available to young Iowans in all areas of study, not just to those with political science majors.  Spending a semester working in a congressional office, during college or after college, is a good way both to learn a lot about the legislative branch of the federal government and to develop workplace skills.

Q.  How do students apply?

A.  My office is accepting applications for the fall 2011 session, which runs from late August to mid-December.  Applications are available online at http://grassley.senate.gov/info/internships.cfm.  Forms are also available from my offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.  Completed applications are due Friday, July 8.  They should be emailed to intern_applications@grassley.senate.gov or faxed to 202-224-5136.


June 28, 2011

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