I run 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, and light research. 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: Currently 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.

In Washington, 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.

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

New York

Spring 2018: Currently 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 Bianca Hotte, at (518) 465-0700 or via email: Albany deadline - Monday November 21, 2017 at 5 pm.

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:


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Washington D.C. Office

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

Albany Office

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

Schenectady Office

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

Amsterdam Office

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