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Please note that due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, all internships are subject to change.

Your interest in Senator Schumer’s internship program is a positive indication that you are an informed member of your community with a willingness to learn and contribute significantly to the Legislative branch of our government. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy.

While applicants from all backgrounds will be considered, students from New York are strongly encouraged to apply. The Washington internship program is best suited for undergraduate students; high school students are not eligible to serve as interns in the Washington, DC office.  Paid internships are available to interns who have been accepted into the internship program and are able to certify financial need and meet eligibility criteria. 

The Washington, DC office has three separate internship tracks: legislative, press, and technical.  You will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred internship track when you complete the online application.

Washington internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You can refer to the dates below for general guidance:

Term Term Dates Application Due Date
Spring January - May November 1
Summer May - August March 1
Fall September - December July 1


Questions regarding the Washington, DC internship program, or the application process, can be directed to