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‚ÄčPlease note that the internship openings listed here are offered through the individual employers listed below, rather than through the University of Delaware's Department of Political Science & International Relations. Students should pursue these internships at their own risk, and should speak with the Department of Political Science & International Relation's Director of Internships and/or their academic advisor before pursuing any internship for credit.

Senator Tom Carper

Office: Senator Tom Carper

Name of Position: Wilmington Office Winter Internship

Contact: Wilmington office: Mr. Andrew Smith,

Deadline to Apply: December 10, 2020

Materials Needed: Cover Letter, Resume, 1 Letter of Recommendation, 500 word writing sample, completed application

Notes & Website for additional information: Link to online application: 

Senator Chris Coons

Office: Senator Chris Coons

Name of Position: Delaware Program Internship


Dover office Phone: (302) 736-5601

Washington, D.C. office Phone: (202) 224-5042

Deadline to Apply: 

Washington, D.C. Program
There are four annual internship sessions: Spring (February-May), Summer (May-August), Fall (September-December), and Winter (January).
Washington, D.C. Press Program
There are three annual press internship sessions: Spring (January-May), Summer (May-August), and Fall (September-December).
Delaware Program
There are three annual internship sessions: Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), and Summer (May-August).

Materials Needed:
Online application that must be logged into

Notes & Website for additional information: Summer internship in Delaware is unpaid, exceptions limited. Website with more information:
Application process should go through the website, contact information is for assistance.

Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester

Office: Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester

Name of Position: District Internship


Krista Weed (302) 830-2330     

or Tyrone Jones (302) 830-2330

Deadline to Apply: Accept applications on a rolling basis. Interviews for the summer district internship typically occur in early to mid may in person although the office may accommodate students over the phone if needed.

Materials Needed: Cover Letter, Resume, 3 References,

Notes & Website for additional information: Interns may be eligible to receive stipends. Internship opportunities are year round and applications for the fall and spring semesters are considered on a rolling basis. Completed applications may be sent to: Website with more information:

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