In the Washington, D.C. office, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students and recent college graduates. First-hand experience interning in Congresswoman Slaughter’s provides a unique opportunity to understand the development and implementation of public policy. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff, and assisting with additional office duties.
Interns are matched based on their policy interests with a legislative staffer and together they develop substantive projects that allow interns the chance to increase their knowledge of a subject area and better understand how the federal government works. Interns will also gain unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure as a result of Congresswoman Slaughter’s position as the ranking member of the House Rules Committee. The Rules Committee determines the parameters of debate for all major pieces of legislation.
The internship provides different opportunities with staff to discuss their experiences on the Hill and future employment strategies. Please do not hesitate to contact Sam Menchel at (202) 225-3615 with any questions and submit your internship application as soon as possible.
In the Rochester, N.Y. office, internships run throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters for college students and recent college graduates. Highly qualified high school students will occasionally be considered. Priority is given to residents of New York’s 25th Congressional District, though all interested students are encouraged to apply. Interns in Congresswoman Slaughter’s district office will gain an understanding of the constituent services she provides for the residents of her district.
Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents and local organizations, ensuring constituent concerns are appropriately addressed by the correct staff member, and assisting with office duties. Additional responsibilities may include assisting district office staff with projects and accompanying staff and the congresswoman at events. Interns will gain unique insight into the importance of constituent relationships, the congresswoman’s passion for local projects and industries, and federal services the congresswoman’s office provides.
Please do not hesitate to contact Katie Hondorf at (585) 232-4850 with any questions and submit your internship application as soon as possible.