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Congressional Internships

Delaware's congressional delegation regularly offers students the opportunity to intern in their Delaware and Washington, DC offices. Specific dates and details can be found in separate notices, but as a general guide these internships take place as follows:


Fall (September-December)            Application deadline: August

Winter (December-February)          Application deadline: November

Spring (March-May)                       Application deadline: January

Summer (June-August)                 Application deadline: May

Interns in Delaware work closely with statewide staff to develop a thorough knowledge of local issues and constituent needs. Our interns support office staff and answer constituent calls, conduct legislative research and monitor local news outlets for daily developments. Interns have the opportunity to attend events, such as the state fair and town hall meetings.

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Fall (September-December)            Application deadline: August

Spring (January-May)                     Application deadline: December

Summer (June-August)                 Application deadline: May

Interns will interact with Senator Coons, his staff and Delaware constituents on a daily basis. They will act as support to the office staff and will perform multiple tasks including: addressing constituent concerns, legislative issues, and monitoring news outlets for daily developments. Interns will have full opportunity to attend political events and participate in job fairs, attend town hall meetings, and outreach events. Interns in the Washington, DC office will receive an inside look at the legislative process by attending hearings, and with the full access to the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Services, performing research on a wide variety of legislative issues.

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Congressman Carney's office typically offers internships during three periods:

Fall (September-December)

Spring (January-May)

Summer (May/June-August)

Interns in the Delaware offices gain insight into how Congressman Carney and his staff serve the local community. Interns will be asked to answer phones and assist with constituent relations, attend community meetings and other public events with the Congressman, draft letters to constituents, help with local press responsibilities, such as drafting media advisories, press releases, and social media posts, and conduct research on relevant policy issues. Interns in the Washington, DC office will be asked to research legislation for Congressman Carney and the legislative staff, answer constituent mail, answer phones, give tours of the Capitol, draft talking points, and attend hearings and briefings  Interns are expected to work 15 hours per week during the fall or spring semester, and 30 hours per week during the summer. 

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Congressional Internships
  • Department of Political Science and International Relations
  • 347 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave, Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2355; Fax: 302-831-4452
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