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Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) has an exciting opportunity for engaging and savvy college students to join our Washington, D.C. team for the Fall 2020 internship session. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and assisting front office and legislative staff with research and drafting documents. Internship positions can be full or part time, however, part time applicants must commit to at least 20 hours a week. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, and flexibility. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants are encouraged to apply. The application will include a cover letter, resume, professional references, and a short writing sample. We are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will update you all as we know more. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we may transition to a remote internship session, timely updates will be provided.
The office will offer a stipend to individuals who have a financial need. Examples of factors the office will consider relevant in determining financial need include, but are not necessarily limited to, 1) Pell Grant eligibility, 2) Being claimed as a dependent for the purpose of the Earned Income Tax Credit, 3) Proximity to the federal poverty line, 4) Anticipated student loan debt, 5) Access, or lack thereof, to other sources of income subsidization. The office does not want financial issues to be a barrier to an internship and will therefore weigh heavily those applicants who need to be compensated in order to accept an internship.
The paid internship application requires a response to an essay prompt in addition to your application materials.