Representative Sean Casten

Representing the 6th District of Illinois


Washington, DC

The DC office is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019. Applications due by July 15th at midnight. Interested applicants should complete and submit the internship form below or email your resume and cover letter to with “Fall 2019 Internship Application” in the subject line. If you believe you are eligible for financial assistance, please also explain in 2-3 paragraphs as to why you believe you should receive assistance.

No drop ins, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Full and part-time candidate with Illinois ties are preferred.

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.


In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.

My District Office is currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2019 with a preference for residents of the Illinois 6th Congressional District.  District Office interns will be provided the educational opportunity to learn about casework, District-based projects and Federal Agencies. They will be asked to assist with office work to include answering phones, drafting letters and assisting with media clips.  For interested applicants, please compete the internship form below or submit your resume and cover letter to  with the subject line "Fall 2019 Internship." 


To apply for an internship in one of our offices, please complete and submit the Internship form.