Office of Representative Andy Kim

PICS Organization Name
Office of Representative Andy Kim

City/State
Washington, District of Columbia

Organization Description
Congressman Andy Kim was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. He represents the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, which stretches from the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean encompassing most of Burlington County and parts of Ocean County.

Congressman Kim grew up in South Jersey, the proud son of Korean immigrants. His father and mother raised Andy and his sister in South Jersey because of the top notch public school system and safe communities. Andy attended public K-12 schools and credits the quality of his education with helping him become a Rhodes Scholar and leading national security expert.

Andy is a dedicated public servant, who believes service is a way of life. He worked as a career public servant under both Democrats and Republicans, and served at the Pentagon, State Department, the White House National Security Council, and in Afghanistan as an advisor to Generals Petraeus and Allen.
He currently lives in Burlington county with his wife and two baby boys. 

Our DC staff includes 9 full time staff, 2 full time fellows and 3-4 interns. Having a PICS intern, particularly a first-generation college student or someone that would not otherwise have the opportunity to take an internship on Capitol Hill is a point of personal pride for me as a first-generation college grad (and current Chief of Staff to Rep Kim). Welcoming team members with a different set of experiences adds tremendous value to our office in terms of morale, culture and diversity of viewpoints.

Internship Description
The Office of Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) is seeking full time interns for our Washington, DC Office. The Office of Congressman Kim is committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all its staffers and is closely following CDC and local public health officials’ public safety guidance regarding in-person work. As such, this internship has the possibility of either being remote or in-person.

Interns will assist staff members with administrative, legislative and communications work. Typical intern duties include answering constituent calls, scheduling tours, writing press clips, drafting letters, sorting mail, and assisting Congressman’s staff on research and legislation. Internships are open to undergraduate students and recent college graduates. Preference will be given to applicants with New Jersey ties.

Please note: This office is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of the district that we serve. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 10 6/1/21 - 8/6/21 8:00 am 4:00 pm No Yes No Yes

Internship Qualifications    

Required:

  • Professionalism
  • Customer-service
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • An eagerness to learn

Preferred:

  • An interest in public policy, politics and helping constituents.

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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.