Office of Congressman Ken Buck '81

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PICS Organization Name
Office of Congressman Ken Buck '81 - Colorado's 4th Congressional District

City/State

Washington, District of Columbia 

Organization Description

The intern will gain first-hand experience of what it's like to work as a public servant for a Member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives. Due to the fact that Congressman Buck is an alumni of Princeton himself, he believes in fostering young talent and maintaining good relations with the University.

Internship Description

Duties include answering the phones, sorting and responding to constituent mail, writing letters and press releases, attending briefings on behalf of staff, sitting in on committee hearings, and attending lectures with other interns on Capitol Hill. Interns in our office get to see how politics and policy work in Washington, D.C., and get to contribute greatly to the daily functions of the office.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 10 9:00 am 6:00 pm No Yes No No

Internship Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in public service or customer service
  • Self-motivated and willing to go above and beyond
  • Dependable, organized, and effective
  • Positive attitude, great personality, and a love for serving people

**Writing Sample Required: Two writing samples, each no longer than 2 pages in length.

Former Interns
Mackenzie Meyer '21, Liam Mullett '19

Evaluation Excerpt

Every day, I learned about new policy areas and the effects they would have on Coloradans and Americans. Learning about these programs greatly enriched my own educational experience and supplemented my prior thoughts about politics in this country
—Jonathon Feld '18

The experience further developed my
understanding of how complex and difficult the
world and good policy making is. —Liam Mullet '19

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The Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service Program

This internship is part of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service program. LDSF exposes undergraduate students to government work and its impact through 10-week, full-time, high-level internship placements with elected officials and agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. While not all Schaeffer Fellows pursue a career in government, the program creates the opportunity for participants to become engaged citizens and develop an informed view of government service and operations. Schaeffer Fellows are selected from five universities – Harvard University; Princeton University; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Southern California; and the University of Virginia.

Schaeffer Fellows represent a diversity of backgrounds, political perspectives, and academic disciplines. Common among them is their interest in learning more about public service and the role of government. Schaeffer Fellows interact with government officials and constituents; track legislation; conduct research; draft policy memos and constituent letters; attend meetings, hearings, and events; support program development and implementation; contribute to daily office operations; and develop lasting professional networks with government officials and other interns.

Learn more about the Schaeffer Fellows program.