As the presiding officer, the Speaker of the House of Representatives holds a central role in Congress. When each new Congress convenes after an election, a Speaker is elected to supervise the House’s proceedings. The Speaker recognizes members to speak and make motions, presides over most non-legislative House business, and leads the majority party conference (including defending that party’s agenda).
Interns may be assigned to one of five areas: information technology, office administration, policy, press/communications and the Speaker’s operations. Interns gain hands-on experience working for a major politico.
Open to college juniors and seniors with an interest in political science, as well as recent college graduates and grad students.
Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Office of the Speaker
H-232, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0100
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students