Due to the current impact of COVID-19, Senator Warner plans to offer a summer 2022 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 the hours listed below.  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 and/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 $800 pre-tax stipend, you must be able to commit to working a 40 hour week for a 5-week session in the DC office
  • for a $800 pre-tax stipend, you must be able to commit to working a minimum of 25 hours each week for the 10-week session in a state office

*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 intern_request@warner.senate.gov.

 Application Deadlines

Session Name Session Dates Application Due Date
Summer I (DC)
 Mid-May - June February 15
Summer II (DC) July - Mid-August February 15 
State Office May - August March 25 
Note:  Virginia regional offices may accept intern applications outside of the stated timetable.  Please contact your office of interest for more information.

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