Internships are available in Senator Warner’s Washington, D.C. and Virginia state offices. Senator Warner values the engagement of individuals who are passionate about public policy and serving the constituents of the Commonwealth. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their first year of college and who reside in Virginia or attend college in-state. To be eligible for an internship, an individual must have graduated from high school.

Intern in Washington D.C.

An internship in our Capitol Hill office places an intern in the epicenter of policymaking.  Interns will have the opportunity to witness firsthand how Congress makes decisions and represents constituent priorities in Washington. Intern duties will include answering constituent phone calls, sorting constituent mail, assisting the front office staff with greeting visitors, and leading tours of the historic U.S. Capitol building.  Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to experience the legislative process firsthand by drafting policy or hearing summaries, conducting research for legislative aides, observing floor proceedings, and attending committee hearings and lectures.  

In order to ensure a meaningful experience for our interns, we require a minimum commitment of 24 hours a week for spring and fall sessions. Summer internships are full time.

Our office is proud to offer paid internships to a limited number of applicants with demonstrated financial need. Those who are interested in and eligible to receive a paid internship are required to submit additional application materials to certify financial need.  Paid interns will be compensated at a rate of $13.25 an hour.

Candidates eligible to be considered for a paid internship must:

  • Be applying for an internship in the Senator’s Washington, D.C. office;
  • Demonstrate strong ties to Virginia or attend a Virginia school;
  • Not be receiving funding to participate in this internship from your university or an outside program;
  • Be authorized to work in the United States; and
  • Pursuant to federal law, be a U.S. citizen or meet one of three limited exceptions.

Intern in a Virginia State Office

Our state offices play an integral role in forming and maintaining the Senator’s relationship with constituents. The Commonwealth is diverse, and our state offices allow the Senator to stay in touch with regional priorities. State office interns will have the opportunity to build their professional skill set by assisting staff with community outreach, preparing congressional inquiries, researching on pressing constituent issues, and assisting with general office duties. Internships are available in our Roanoke, Norfolk, Richmond, and Vienna offices.

To help offset transportation and other costs associated with an internship in a state office, we are pleased to offer stipends. 

Candidates eligible to be considered for a stipend must:

  • Be applying for an internship in one of the Senator’s state offices;
  • Commit to a 12-week internship;
  • For a $600 pre-tax stipend, commit to work between 12 – 23 hours per week; for a $1000 pre-tax stipend, commit to work at least 24 hours a week;
  • Demonstrate strong ties to Virginia or attend a Virginia school;
  • Be authorized to work in the United States; and
  • Pursuant to federal law, be a U.S. citizen or meet one of three limited exceptions.

Application Deadlines

Session Name Session Dates Application Due Date
Winter (DC) December - January November 4
Spring (DC) January - April/May December 2
Spring (State) January - April/May
     

Note:  Virginia regional offices may accept intern applications outside of the stated timetable.  Please contact your office of interest for more information.

Apply for a Winter Internship

Apply for a Spring Internship