Internships

My office runs an internship program accepting college students interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. In addition to general office support, interns assist my staff with constituent services, Capitol tours, research and other tasks. Interns are also encouraged to attend hearings, lectures, and seminars available in Congress and around the Hill.

If you are interested in more information or would like to apply for an internship, please fill out my internship form.


Washington, D.C.

Spring 2018: Now accepting applications

In my Washington, D.C. office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students should expect to gain valuable work experience. Hours may be 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. If you are interested in an internship in my Washington, D.C. office, please contact Intern Coordinator Katie Greenberg at (202) 225-5076 or via email katie.greenberg@mail.house.gov. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, 1-3 page writing sample and dates of availability. Email subject lines should specify which internship type (legislative or communications) and season (fall, spring or summer) the applicant is applying for.

Legislative Internship

In Washington, legislative intern responsibilities will vary but may include answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

Communications Internship

In my Washington office is, press interns assist with a fast-paced communications operation. Qualified candidates have academic or professional experience in American politics, can work on extremely short deadlines, and excel at most or all of the following: writing, editing, event support, social media, photography. 
 
Communications intern duties may include:

-          Daily press clips
-          Answering phones
-          Drafting documents for distribution to media
-          Messaging & interview prep documents
-          Social media content development
-          Event photography
-          â€¦and more!


New York

In my district offices, internships run throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters for registered college students. Although internships in all offices are unpaid, students should expect to gain valuable work experience.

Spring 2018: Now accepting applications

In my Albany 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 types of constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance. If you are interested in an internship in my Albany, NY office, please contact Intern Coordinator Maxwell Prime, at (518) 465-0700 or via email: Maxwell.Prime@mail.house.gov. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, 1-3 page writing sample and dates of availability.

In my Schenectady office, interns will be challenged with hands-on constituent assistance, community field representation with staff as well as ongoing mentoring regarding policies, procedures and legislative affairs. Please contact our Schenectady intern coordinator Cora Schroeter at (518) 374-4547 or via email: cora.schroeter@mail.house.gov.

 

Contact Paul

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Washington D.C. Office

2463 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone:
(202) 225-5076
Fax:
(202) 225-5077

Albany Office

19 Dove Street, Suite 302
Albany, NY 12210
Phone:
(518) 465-0700
Fax:
(518) 427-5107

Schenectady Office

105 Jay Street, Room 15
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone:
(518) 374-4547
Fax:
(518) 374-7908

Amsterdam Office

61 Church Street, Room 309
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone:
(518) 843-3400
Fax:
(518) 843-8874