Congressman Adam Smith’s
Washington, D.C. and Tacoma, WA Offices
Currently Accepting Internship Applications
The offices of Congressman Adam Smith are accepting applications for Summer 2012 internships. By assisting the Congressman’s district staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. All internships are unpaid and candidates who are chosen for the Washington, D.C. office may be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. Interns in any office can arrange to receive academic credit for their work.
Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, possess excellent writing and communication skills, have an understanding of the American political system and work well as part of a team. Pacific Northwest ties are a plus!
Washington, D.C. Office
The Washington, D.C. office is currently seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns. Full-time interns may be compensated for their travel, and part-time interns will be unpaid.
Legislative interns will be responsible for projects such as writing correspondence, providing support for daily legislative tasks, fielding constituent phone calls and other requests. Other duties include leading Capitol building tours and providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns will also have the opportunity to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest and complete individual and team goals.
Applicants must currently be enrolled in school. Interns may earn college credit, depending on the requirements of the institution.
Tacoma, Washington District Office:
The District Office is currently seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns.
Interns in the District Office have an opportunity to work in community outreach, constituent services and drafting policy and issue updates. This includes working with caseworkers to help constituents with issues relating to immigration, military and government agencies, among others. Depending on interests, interns also have an opportunity to participate in community outreach, attending meetings and events with outreach staff and Congressman Smith and assisting with town hall meetings.
Other intern duties are administrative: assisting staff with answering phones, data entry, scanning/copying and other tasks as needed. The position requires between 10 to 40 scheduled hours per week during posted business hours (8:00am to 5:00pm).
Washington, D.C. Office: April 1, 2012
Tacoma, WA District Office: April 20, 2012
Applicants must submit an application packet including a letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation to the following address:
Washington, D.C. Internship
Office of Congressman Adam Smith
2402 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tacoma, WA District Office Internship
Office of Congressman Adam Smith
2209 Pacific Ave, Suite B
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Download the Washington, D.C. Internship Application