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United States Senator Tom Carper 

Senator Carper is now accepting applications from students interested in serving as interns in his state offices during the upcoming Summer Term. For those looking for a unique experience and an insider's look into the political process, this program presents an opportunity for both. Senator Carper's internship program is a great way to receive college credits while gaining hands-on work and political experience. Our interns interact with Senator Carper, his staff and constituents daily. The internship program is open to college students and recent graduates with a record of academic excellence and a strong interest in public service. Preference is given to Delaware residents. The internship application can be found on Senator Carper's website at the following address:

The application packet requires the following:

  • Application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Writing sample (500 word max.)

The application deadline for the Summer Term is April 10, 2020.

U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks interns for his office in Washington, D.C. for the fall 2019 internship session. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and assisting front office and legislative staff. Internship positions can be full- or part-time, however part-time interns must commit to at least 20 hours per week. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, and flexibility. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to experience the day-to-day operations of a Senate office are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should visit Senator Coons’ website at, where the application portal can be found under the tab “Services.” It will require a completed questionnaire, a resume, cover letter, two professional references, and one brief (2-3 pages) writing sample related to your major.

Additionally, the office offers paid internships to qualified applicants with demonstrated financial need. Those who are interested in and eligible to receive a paid internship are required to submit additional application materials to help determine their financial need. If you wish to apply for a paid internship, please use the application portal under “Paid Washington, D.C.” internships on Senator Coons’ website.

Application deadline is August 15th, 2019. Delaware ties are required.

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