Office of US Senator Sherrod Brown

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PICS Organization Name
Office of US Senator Sherrod Brown

City/State
Washington, District of Columbia

Organization Description
The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives make up the two chambers of Congress. The Senate has 100 members, 2 from each state, who are elected to serve for a term of 6 years. Our mission is to serve the great state of Ohio - interns are a integral part of our mission.

Internship Description
Responsibilities include answering the telephones, logging constituent opinions, correspondence, and casework, greeting visitors to the office, leading constituents on Capitol tours and assisting members of the staff with administrative tasks, and ad hoc projects. Qualified candidates should be personable, well-organized, resourceful, and be able to handle a fast-paced, changing environment with ease.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 8 Flexible between 5/10/21 - 8/27/21 9:00 am 6:00 pm No Yes No Unsure

Internship Qualifications
Responsibilities include answering the telephones, logging constituent opinions, correspondence, and casework, greeting visitors to the office, leading constituents on Capitol tours and assisting members of the staff with administrative tasks, and ad hoc projects. Qualified candidates should be personable, well-organized, resourceful, and be able to handle a fast-paced, changing environment with ease.

**Writing sample required: Why do you want to work for Senator Brown? (300-500 words)

Additional Info

  • Finalists will also complete a separate application on the Senator's website
  • A background check is required.

Former Interns
 Jaren McKinnie '21, Elizabeth Bailey '21, Paige Bentley '21

Evaluation Excerpt

While working as only an intern, I really understood that the work we did was pivotal to the office to allow them to complete their work to achieve that change for the better. Personally, this was a beyond enriching experience as I saw all sides of humanity, what their views were, and why they held those views. I also had the chance to be hundreds of feet from where real change was being made, and being able to see those gears turn was truly an educational experience. --Jaren McKinnie '21

My internship incorporated systemic social change by letting me deal directly with constituents and casework, oftentimes helping to direct constituents to the appropriate contacts for their problems. My legislative work will most likely be used to inform the Senator of how to vote in the future. -- Elizabeth Bailey '21

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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.