Internships

Thank you for your interest in an internship in one of Senator Warren's offices. Senator Warren has separate application portals for each of her three offices: Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and Springfield, MA. If you are open to more than one office for your potential internship placement, you will need to apply directly to each respective portal for those offices you are interested in.

For the Spring 2022 internship session, we plan to offer both remote and in-person internship formats. However, our office continues to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and constituents; therefore, the internship format is subject to change based on developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The application period for Spring 2022 internships is closed. Applications for Summer 2022 internships are now being accepted. The deadline for Summer 2022 internships is Friday, March 11.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants are asked to complete a brief questionnaire to collect some personal and academic information, as well as to submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation. All information and materials are collected through each office location’s application portal.

The application period for Spring 2022 internships is closed. Applications for Summer 2022 internships are now being accepted. The deadline for Summer 2022 internships is Friday, March 11.

Our internship program is geared towards current undergraduate students. While we give preference to students who have ties to Massachusetts, we welcome all prospective applicants to apply

An internship in Senator Warren’s Washington DC office is designed to introduce you to almost every aspect of the office, including the legislative process, office administration, and constituent relations. Interns are not assigned fulltime to a specific staffer or office department, but rather will perform a variety of tasks. Listed below are some general tasks interns may be expected to complete:

  • Processing daily physical mail as well as phone and digital constituent correspondence.
  • Assisting legislative staff with projects. 
  • Conducting research and reviewing materials for our oversight and investigations team 
  • Answering the phones and directing constituent inquiries.
  • Attending hearings and briefings, and then writing summary memos.
  • Giving Capitol tours to constituents and escorting them to the Capitol Visitors Center and the Senate Gallery.
  • Hearing directly from staff about their work in our brown bag lunch series. 

Opportunities are available to intern with the communications/digital staff in Washington, DC. Students interested in supporting the communications staff during their internship should indicate that interest in their cover letter. Listed below are some general tasks press interns may be expected to complete:

  • Processing media clips.
  • Drafting communications materials including press releases, video scripts, statements.
  • Hearing directly from staff about their work in our brown bag lunch series.

The Boston and Springfield offices primarily handle constituent casework. An internship in one of our state offices will introduce you to the regional policy issues affecting our Massachusetts constituents, conducting constituent casework, engaging with government and community partners, and office administration. Interns are assigned to individual staffers to support them with casework and external outreach tasks. In addition, interns are generally responsible for the following:

  • Sorting and processing mail.
  • Answering the phones and directing constituent inquiries.
  • Listening to and processing incoming voicemails.
  • Compiling regional news reports.
  • Assisting staffers with office projects.
  • Hearing directly from staff about their work in our Brown Bag lunch series.

All eligible interns are paid $15 per hour. The only applicants who are not eligible to be paid by the office are those receiving internship funding through a third party program such as a university or non-profit organization.

Receiving academic credit for an internship is at the discretion of your college or university. We are happy to provide the necessary information for proper accreditation, in advance of an accepted intern’s start in our office.

Internships are offered year-round. Both D.C. and MA internships are offered for summer, fall and spring terms and generally align with academic schedules.

Applicants may apply to all three offices in a given cycle if they so choose. However, Senator Warren’s office has separate application portals for each of her offices which are located in Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and Springfield, MA. If an applicant is interested in an internship in more than one office, they need to apply directly to the portals for the offices they are interested in.