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 2022 internship program that offers a limited number of in-person intern positions in D.C. as well as several state offices. Should there be a need to pivot to either a hybrid or a remote posture for this program due to circumstances beyond our office’s control, we will notify all applicants.
Applicants will be required 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 an in-person position will be expected to report 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 (applicable for state office interns only)
- 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 email@example.com.
|Session Name||Session Dates||Application Due Date|
|Fall – DC Office
||Mid-September – early December||July 29 @ 5 pm EST|
|Fall – State Office||Mid-September – early December||August 12 @ 5 pm EST|