In Congressman Goodlatte's Washington office, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. 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, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will 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 Congressman Goodlatte's Sixth District offices, 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 with various constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance.
Applications and additional information
To apply for an internship with either Congressman Goodlatte's Washington office or Sixth District offices, please fill out an application form and return it via email. If you would like more information on Congressional Internships, please contact the office.