Internships are available in Senator Warner’s Washington, D.C. and Virginia offices. As our office works to return to a normal pre-pandemic posture, we plan to launch a fall 2021 internship program that offers a limited number of in-person, remote or hybrid intern positions in D.C. as well as several state offices.

Applicants will be required to select their preferred internship category as part of the online application, and must be able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours a week for the duration of the session for a Capitol Hill internship and a minimum of 12 hours a week for a state office internship.  All intern work assignments will take place during office business hours.  Students who want to be considered for either an in-person position or a hybrid position will be expected to report in person to either the Washington, D.C. office or the selected state office location.  In order to be considered, all interested students must complete the online application by the deadline listed below.  

Senator Warner values the engagement of individuals who are passionate about public policy and serving the constituents of the Commonwealth, and is excited to offer this alternative program.  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.

Senator Warner serves Virginia in a variety of ways, including by developing public policy, providing direct assistance to individuals and local communities, and listening to the different needs of the diverse communities across the Commonwealth.  You will have an opportunity to learn by both observing and contributing to staff efforts.  Intern duties might include: processing constituent phone calls, sorting constituent mail, drafting policy or hearing summaries, conducting research for legislative aides, attending committee hearings and lectures in-person or virtually, and/or assisting state staff with constituent service and community outreach efforts.

All interns* are eligible for a stipend, as follows:

  • for a $1000 pre-tax stipend, you must be able to commit to working between 12 – 23 hours per week for the entire session
  • for a $2000 pre-tax stipend, you must be able to commit to working at least 24 hours a week for the entire session

*In order to receive compensation by the United States Senate, interns must 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.  If you have questions about this, please email us at

 Application Deadlines

Session Name Session Dates Application Due Date
Fall (DC/State)
Mid-May - early December August 1
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 Fall Internship

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