Senator Testers Office Seeking Interns for Summer Session
(U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester announced today that he is looking for interns to join him in his D.C. office for the upcoming summer session. The internship period would start in late May and go through early August. And while these positions are unpaid, they provide an invaluable introduction to a career in policy, press, or government affairs.
“The more folks from Montana we can get to come work in D.C., the better off our government will be,” Tester said of the program. “I’m always excited to welcome a bright new crop of interns to Capitol Hill, they bring a sense of energy and enthusiasm to the office that reminds us all why we do what we do.”
While individual internship duties vary, previous intern responsibilities have included policy research, memo writing, media monitoring, constituent correspondence, and bill tracking. Depending on their assigned responsibilities and areas of interest, interns have the opportunity to work closely with staff who specialize in everything from economic development to national security to education.
“Working in Senator Tester’s office these last six months has been a truly amazing experience,” said Laura Peterson, a current legislative intern in Tester’s D.C. office. “I’ve gotten to work with some of the smartest people on the Hill, doing work I can be proud of for the rest of my career.”
To apply, current college students or recent graduates can send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a completed Internship Application Form to Tester_Interns@tester.senate.gov. Applicants may also include a short writing sample in their application, but it is optional. Be sure to include “Washington D.C.” in the e-mail’s subject line and please indicate the specific dates and times you are available to work within the body of the email.
Feel free to email Tester_Interns@tester.senate.gov with any follow up questions or concerns.