WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) is seeking Summer interns in his Hot Springs and Washington, D.C. offices, he announced Wednesday (Feb. 3).
“As a former Congressional intern through a Future Farmers of America fellowship, I know how important internships are in developing engaged citizens and future leaders in America,” Westerman said. “I am excited to welcome Fourth District interns to my Hot Springs and Washington offices and look forward to their contributions.”
In Washington D.C., interns’ responsibilities will vary. The Washington office will be hosting three interns during the Summer I and Summer II sessions. Each will be expected to interact with constituents, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns will also have the opportunity to draft press releases, assist with media clips, and other work to support the Fourth District office. As a result, interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
The Hot Springs office will host one intern per summer session. In this office, interns may be asked to do a variety of tasks, including day-to-day office work such as interacting with constituents, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or District-based projects that are of benefit to constituents.
Positions are unpaid, though students will gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules, but generally run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET/8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Interns in both Washington and Hot Springs will be responsible for their own travel, housing and living costs.
While our office will prioritize candidates from the Fourth District and Arkansas, we will accept and review all applications. Washington internships are open to students who have completed two years of college. Hot Springs internships are open to high school students who have completed their sophomore year, as well as college students.
Summer Session I internships will run from May 16 –July 1, 2016.
Summer Session II internships will run from July 5 –August 19, 2016.
More information on internships, including an application, may be found athttps://westerman.house.gov/