Office of Representative Mikie Sherrill

PICS Organization Name
Office of Representative Mikie Sherrill

Washington, D.C.

Organization Description

The Office of Representative Mikie Sherrill serves New Jersey’s 11th District, which includes parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex Counties. Rep. Sherrill is a former Navy pilot and federal prosecutor. Prior to entering Congress, Sherrill graduated from flight school in the first class of women eligible for combat, going on to become a U.S. Navy H3 Sea King helicopter pilot and a Russian policy officer. After a nine-year career in the Navy as a Lieutenant, Sherrill joined the United States Attorney’s Office as an Outreach and Reentry Coordinator, and in 2015 became an Assistant United States Attorney.

Rep. Sherrill sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, where she chairs the Subcommittee on Environment. Rep. Sherrill is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, New Democrat Coalition, and the For Country Caucus.

Interns can expect to gain practical insight on the legislative and policymaking process. Interns will work with our ten-person D.C. staff by attending briefings and hearings and conducting research on areas of interest. Additionally, interns will be responsible for drafting responses to constituents and monitoring constituent correspondence.

Internship Description
Interns will work with members of the legislative team based on their areas of interest. The intern will conduct research for the legislative team by attending and drafting memoranda on briefings and hearings. Interns also play an integral role in constituent outreach by sorting and tracking inbound constituent correspondence and drafting responses to NJ-11 constituents on a wide variety of issues.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 8 None 9:00 am 5:00 pm No Yes No Yes

Internship Qualifications    


  • Interns should possess strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills and a keen attention to detail.
  • Motivated self-starter capable of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in public policy and passion for public service.


  • Prior campaign or government experience.

Writing Sample Required?
Yes; 1 page

Other Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Writing sample required:  Please tell us about an issue important to you, why it's important, and what Congress should be doing about it. Maximum length: 2 pages, double-spaced.