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Senator Thune's Internship Program

On behalf of Senator John Thune, thank you for your interest in an internship with one of his offices. The internship program allows students to work in the office they are interested in and provides them with the opportunity to learn how a Senate office operates. Interns in the state offices participate in state outreach activities, as well as assist the state staff, while students in the Washington, D.C. office have the opportunity to witness the legislative process, give Capitol tours, and attend Senate votes and hearings. Both in-state and Washington, D.C. internships allow students to work closely with constituents, hone their research skills, and learn a multitude of office skills. 


To apply for an internship you will need to create an account through this website. Here you will complete the application, which consists of two parts – a questionnaire and a checklist.  

The first part of the application is the questionnaire section which consists of the following subsections:

  • Basic Info
  • Education Info
  • Session & Office Location
  • Short Answer

The second part of the application is the checklist section and requires the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation

Applications must be submitted through this website. The deadline to apply for Fall 2023 is Friday, July 21. In order for your fall application to be considered complete, all application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, July 21.