Internships

Internships in Senator Chris Van Hollen's Capitol Hill, Rockville and Baltimore offices provide unique educational and professional development opportunities for students. On Capitol Hill, interns will have the opportunity to learn how federal legislation is created by gaining a rare perspective into the workings of Capitol Hill and the legislative branch. In Rockville and Baltimore, interns have the opportunity to see how legislation directly affects constituents. In addition to general office responsibilities, primary responsibilities of interns include:

Capitol Hill: attending hearings and briefings, researching and summarizing proposed legislation, drafting memos for staff and the Senator, etc. 

Rockville/Baltimore: interacting with constituents, drafting correspondence to constituents and federal agencies, attending community events, meetings, and briefings, etc.

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. 

Academic Year Internships (Winter/Spring)

To be eligible for an internship during the academic year, you must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours/week for the Rockville or Baltimore office or full-time for the Capitol Hill office. 

Winter 2018/19 Internship Session: Mid-December 2018 to January 2019

Winter 2018/19 Application  - Deadline: September 24, 2018

Spring 2019 Internship Session: January 21, 2019 – May 17, 2019

Spring 2019 Application - Deadline: November 5, 2018

 

Summer Internships

Summer internship positions are available for college students (rising sophomores and above) during one of two summer sessions:

Summer 2019 Session 1: May 20 – July 3, 2018

Summer 2019 Session 2: July 8 – August 24, 2018

Priority is given to applicants who reside in Maryland. To be eligible for a summer internship, you must be available to work full-time for the duration of the session. You may indicate your session choice in the application.

*The Summer Sessions Application is not available yet.