Office of Senator Robert Menendez

PICS Organization Name
Office of Senator Robert Menendez

Washington, D.C.

Organization Description
The Office of Senator Robert Menendez strives to fight for the powerless against the powerful. Senator Menendez has used his positions on the Foreign Relations Committee and on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee to fight for New Jersey Families. By sponsoring a Princeton intern, our office hopes to inspire future generations of public servants.

Internship Description
Duties include attending congressional hearings, writing memos, and assisting staff with legislative research. Interns will also be answering phones, giving U.S. Capitol tours, and processing mail. 

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 10 5/10/21 - 6/30/21 9:00 am 6:00 pm No Yes No No

Internship Qualifications    


  • Prospective interns should be mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.
  • Candidates should also have strong research and writing skills.


  • New Jersey ties are preferred, but not required.
  • Having Spanish language fluency is a plus.

Additional Requirements?
Background Check

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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.