Office of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi '95


PICS Organization Name
Office of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Washington, District of Columbia

Organization Description
Our office represents the 8th Congressional District in Illinois. We advocate for our constituents in Congress and shape national policy.

Internship Description
Interns will be required to research legislation, public policy, write memos on various topics, and write written correspondence to our constituents.

Interns should be strong writers and have a thirst for politics and public service. Qualified interns will need to conduct extensive research of current events, provide Capitol tours and conduct constituent correspondence. 

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 10 Flexible between 5/10/21 - 8/27/21 8:00 am 4:00 pm No Yes No Unsure

Internship Qualifications
Attention to detail, strong writing skills, the ability to prioritize work and work independently. Applicants preferred who have worked in public policy.

In addition, being a good communicator and having an ability to be responsive to changing tasks is preferred. 

Additional Info
U.S. Citizenship is required.

Students should look at George Washington University for summer intern housing.

Former Interns
Shafaq Khan '21, Olenka Burghardt '20, Mallory Williamson '21, Samantha Shapiro '21

Evaluation Excerpt

Strengths include the ability for interns to see many parts of the law-making processes and actually have a small impact by writing cosponsor memos or naming a bill. It was also great to interact with constituents on a daily basis, both over the phone and in person on tours. 
--Olenka Burghardt '20

I feel like my last day at the office perfectly summarizes the varying aspects of my internship: I gave a tour, wrote two cosponsor memos for bills regarding DC statehood and environmental provisions, grabbed lunch, and folded “thank you” letters to all 100 senators, addressing them and putting them in official envelopes for a few hours. The combination of manual and intellectual tasks perfectly summarizes a typical day at the office. - Samantha Shapiro '21

Leonard D Schaeffer Fellows Logo 2020
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.