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Senator Markey’s Washington DC office is currently accepting applications for legislative interns for Spring 2024.  Applications are due by October 29, 2023 at 11:59PM EST.

Qualifications: Our internship program is directed towards current undergraduate and associate’s degree students. All applicants should be responsible self-starters who possess strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Legislative interns should have interests in policy and government, the ability to work both independently and well with others, and strong task delegation and completion skills. Communications interns must be proactive hard-workers—who have a demonstrated interest in press and/or digital media—with excellent writing, editing, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates can pay close attention to detail, multitask, and be a team player. Digital skills (i.e Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Canva, video editing, social media, etc.) are a plus.

Backgrounds in political science, English, history, international relations, environmental studies, liberal arts, communications, journalism, film, graphic design, and media studies are desirable but not required. Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred.

Commitment & Credit: Internship opportunities are available on a full-time or part-time basis. School credit is possible for all internships if arranged and approved by the intern’s respective college or university. Candidates may also apply for stipends, details listed below.

All interns are required to commit to working a minimum of 20 hours a week.  

Legislative Intern Responsibilities:

  • Corresponding with and serving Massachusetts constituents through tasks such as answering phones, responding to inquiries, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol
  • Assisting the Senator and staff in all areas of office operation
  • Researching legislative initiatives and drafting replies to constituent inquiries
  • Attending Senate committee hearings and briefings
  • Assisting with a variety of legislative or communications projects

Communications Intern Responsibilities:

  • Compiling daily press clips
  • Maintaining and updating press lists
  • Monitoring national, state, and local media
  • Drafting and editing written materials, including press releases, op-eds, newsletters, and social copy
  • Creating engaging social media content, graphics, and videos for the digital team
  • Supporting the communications team with press conferences and live events

In addition to the responsibilities above, communications interns may be tasked with:

  • Corresponding with and serving Massachusetts constituents, such as answering phones, giving Capitol tours, and organizing incoming messages
  • Attending Senate committee hearings and briefings
  • Assisting with other administrative and legislative projects as necessary

Candidates from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities with Massachusetts ties are strongly encouraged to apply.


Stipends are available on a limited basis to students who could not otherwise afford to live or work in Washington DC. Interns will receive a stipend at the pre-tax rate of $15 an hour.

Senator Markey's office wants our internship program to be as accessible as possible. While we have limited funding to pay interns, there are external organizations that offer funding for congressional internships. We encourage applicants to consider:

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Summer Internship Program
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
  • Boston University in DC (BU students only)
  • Broad Futures
  • College to Congress
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute - Foster Youth Internship Program
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Congressional Internship Program
  • Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute - Global Leaders
  • Executive Office of the President (EOP) (Deadline May 2nd)
  • Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) - Congressional Works and Policy Studies (CWPS) Internship Program
  • Gallaudet University - Capitol Hill Internship Program (Gallaudet students only)
  • GW Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) (GW students only)
  • Islamic Scholarship Fund - Congressional Policy Internship
  • Minority Access Inc.
  • Muslim Pubic Affairs Council National Foundation
  • National High School Equivalency Program (HEP)/College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Association
  • National Summer Learning Association (NSLA)
  • Northeastern University Co-op (Northeastern students only)
  • RespectAbility
  • SBS in DC (Social and Behavioral Sciences) (University of Massachusetts Amherst students only)
  • Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
  • Udall Foundation - Native American Congressional Internship
  • University of California Washington Program (UCDC) (UC students only)
  • Victory Institute - Victory Congressional Internship
  • Women's Congressional Staff Foundation Scholarship Fund