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Congressman Paul Tonko offers internships in his Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Washington, DC offices. 

Interns will learn from staff to serve the constituents of New York’s 20th Congressional District. Our goal is to invest in the next generation of public leaders by providing each intern with a meaningful experience that will enhance their understanding of congressional matters. This program is aimed towards current undergraduate students and recent graduates. 

Overall intern responsibilities may include:

  • Attending hearings, briefings, and meetings and drafting memos on the matter for legislative staff (Washington, D.C. Office)
  • Researching legislation and policy issues
  • Offering front-line constituent services
  • Option to assist with media content
  • Any additional opportunities that may arise within the context of a congressional office

Interns are compensated $15/hour with a maximum stipend of $6,000 and may work up to 10 weeks on a full-time or part-time basis, at least 15 hours per week. Interns in the Washington, DC office are also eligible for a monthly transit benefit toward the Metro and Metrobus.

Our office is currently accepting applications for Summer 2024 internships!  Please see below for more information on deadlines and how to submit your application.

Deadlines to apply for internships are as follows:

Washington, D.C. Office:

Summer 2024: Monday, March 25, 2024

Fall 2024: Monday, July 15, 2024


Albany and Saratoga Springs:

Summer 2024: Monday, March 25, 2024

Fall 2024: Monday, July 15, 2024


To be considered for an internship, please send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample that speaks to social activism, a passionate policy interest, or a historic or current political event, to NY20internship@mail.house.gov with your office of interest (District or DC) in the subject line. Please also include your availability and a rough estimate of your daily and hourly availability. *Applicants are requested to only apply to one office of interest.* 

We strongly encourage individuals with ties to New York and those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Rep. Tonko’s office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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