Intern for U.S Rep. Betty McCollum

Applications are now being accepted for those interested in being an intern for U.S Rep. Betty McCollum. McCollum represents the Fourth Congressional District in Minnesota. An internship provides students with valuable experience as they prepare for their professional careers. Interns have the opportunity to work with and assist all members of the staff, including legislative, administrative, outreach, and communications duties. Internships are available in both the Washington, D.C. and St. Paul offices.

Applicants should be highly motivated and enthusiastic, as there are far more applicants than available positions. Minnesota ties are strongly preferred and should be noted in the first paragraph of your cover letter. McCollum’s office is able to work with your college or university to arrange for academic credit. In addition, a stipend is available.


Responsibilities Include:

-Supporting administrative staff: answering phones, database entry, and sorting mail.

-Supporting legislative staff: tracking constituent correspondence, drafting letters, and conducting light research.

-Attending briefings and hearings for legislative staff.

-Compiling news clips.

-Promoting constituent outreach efforts by communicating with constituents and constituent groups, attending meetings and events, and drafting correspondence.

Internships are available year-round. They are available on either a full-time or a part-time basis, with a minimum of 25 hours a week. Transportation and housing for internships in the Washington, D.C. office are the responsibility of interns.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and available hours. Additionally, please indicate any Minnesota ties. Students interested in a Washington, D.C. internship should email For St. Paul internships, please email Applications for spring 2018 internships are now open. The deadline to apply for spring 2018 internships is Dec. 15.

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