Internships in Senator Chris Van Hollen's Capitol Hill, Rockville and Baltimore offices provide unique educational and professional development opportunities for students. In addition to general office responsibilities, primary responsibilities of interns include:

Capitol Hill: supporting constituent correspondence by mail and phone, attending hearings and briefings, researching legislation and policy initiatives, composing press releases, compiling media clips, and drafting memos for staff and the Senator. 

Rockville/Baltimore: assisting with phone calls, supporting constituent casework, drafting correspondence to constituents and federal agencies, and attending community events, meetings, and briefings, and drafting memos for staff and the Senator. 

This position provides an opportunity to be part of a hard-working cohesive team, to make a difference in the lives of others, and to increase one’s understanding of the operations of government agencies and the U.S. Congress.  Interns will be paid. This office is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and attentive to the needs of the diverse community we serve.

Priority is given to applicants who reside in Maryland. 



Senator Van Hollen’s internships are currently being conducted virtually.  Whether the upcoming sessions will be conducted in person or remotely will be determined before the beginning of each session. 


Academic Year Internships (Spring and Fall Sessions)

To be eligible for an internship during for the spring or fall sessions, you must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours/week for the Rockville or Baltimore office or 24 hours/week for the Capitol Hill office and be a high school junior or above.

Spring 2022 Internship Session: January 24, 2022 – May 13, 2022

Spring 2022 Application – Deadline: November 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Fall 2022 Internship Session: August 29, 2022 – January 13, 2023

Fall 2022 Application – Deadline: July 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Summer Internships 

To be eligible for a summer internship, you must be a rising college sophomore or older and available to work full-time for the duration of one of the two scheduled summer sessions. Please note that while being located close to Capitol Hill offers many advantages, it also greatly increases the demand for internship positions. While we endeavor to offer as many positions as we can, please understand that the process is very competitive. Our application process seeks interns who represent the diversity of the State of Maryland and who may not have had previous opportunities to obtain Congressional internship experience. Priority is given to Maryland residents who are rising juniors and seniors.

Session I:          May 23 - July 1, 2022

Session II:         July 11 - August 19, 2022

Summer 2022 Application – Deadline: March 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.