Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

The internship program in the Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar offers promising college students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain real-world experience in government and politics. Over the course of a semester, interns gain a deeper knowledge of the federal government while strengthening their communication, problem solving, and time management skills.

Interns work closely with staff to serve the people of Minnesota. Our goal is to provide a meaningful experience that will help each intern achieve his or her long-term career goals through a rigorous curriculum, clearly defined expectations, and constructive feedback.

City/State

Washington, DC

Internship Description

Interns in our Washington, DC, office work closely with our legislative and communications staff. You will receive training from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), learn how to use the Legislative Information System (LIS), and attend professional development workshops. Intern responsibilities may include the following:

  • Conduct policy research to be used for floor speeches, committee hearings, and other legislative materials
  • Attend briefings and hearings
  • Draft letters and memoranda related to legislation
  • Administrative tasks as assigned

# of weeks

Required Dates

Start Time

End Time

Public Transit

Housing Provided 

Format

10 Flexible 9:00am  5:00pm Yes No In person

Housing Information

Washington DC has several intern housing options from college dorms, to apartments, etc.

Internship Qualifications

Prospective interns should be/have:

  • Mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Interest in Public Policy/Government Affairs
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take direction well and be part of a team

Writing Sample Requirement

  • None

Special Requirements

  • Vaccinations