Internships

Thank you for your interest in an internship with Congressman Casten.

Applications for Fall 2021 internships in both the Washington D.C. and Glen Ellyn District offices are now closed.

Please check back in the coming months for Spring 2022 applications.

 

Washington, DC

D.C. interns assist with the day-to-day workings of the office and have varied responsibilities. In general, interns answer phones, attend committee hearings and briefings, work on legislative and communications projects, and respond to constituent letters. Interns gain insight into the legislative process, network with the staff, and learn about the inner workings and responsibilities of a Congressional office. 

My office seeks qualified undergraduate, graduate students, or recent college graduates to intern either part-time or full-time. Internships in the office are paid.


The D.C. Office operates Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time. Individuals with district ties are strongly encouraged to apply.

District

District office interns are provided the opportunity to assist the office in helping constituents navigate federal agencies ranging from topics like immigration, Medicare, and veterans affairs. District office interns are be able to attend virtual webinars held by different government agencies and work with staff on various district based projects and events. They are also asked to assist with office work including answering phones and drafting letters. 

Our internship categories include Constituent Relations and Casework interns, who will be in-person assisting with the frontline operations, helping staff, and getting hands-on experience with casework and outreach. Research internships, which can be virtual, will conduct research for our outreach and casework teams (ex: list building, community news tracking, local issue background research, and event brainstorming). Applicants can indicate that they are open to participating in any of the three types of internships. Stipends are available for a couple interns who have financial need.  

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Thank you for your interest in an internship with Congressman Casten. Applications for the Fall 2021 internship program in both offices are now closed.

My 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.