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Internship Opportunities

Congressman John Rutherford’s office is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships in his Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, FL office.

A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Congressman Rutherford’s Internship Program is designed primarily for the educational benefit of the participant. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, give Capitol tours, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude.

This internship is unpaid. College credit, if applicable, will be provided. Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, resume, application, and letter of recommendations to FL04.Internship@mail.house.gov. To download the application, click here.

Tentative Internship Schedule

Spring Semester:

Internship Length: January – April

Now accepting internship applications for Spring 2018.  

Summer (multiple):

Internship Length:  May – August

Deadline to Apply – March 15th

Fall Semester:

Internship Length: September – December

Deadline to Apply - July 15th