Internships

If you are interested in an internship with our office, please begin your application by filling out the form below. To complete the application, a cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and 1-2 page writing sample must also be submitted to our office at internships@warren.senate.gov.

The application period for Fall 2020 internships is closed. Applications for Spring 2021 internships are now being accepted. The deadline for Spring 2021 internships is Friday, November 13, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to completing the website form, a cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and 1-2 page writing sample must also be submitted to our office at internships@warren.senate.gov. Applicants or the authors of letters of recommendation may submit the letters to the email address above as PDFs.

The application period for Fall 2020 internships is closed. Applications for Spring 2021 internships are now being accepted. The deadline for Spring 2021 internships is Friday, November 13, 2020.

As our office prioritizes the health and safety of staff and constituents during the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall internship session in all of Senator Warren’s offices will be conducted remotely.

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/press staff in Washington, DC. Students interested in supporting the press staff during their internship should indicate that interest in the subject of their email to internships@warren.senate.gov and in their cover letter. Listed below are some general tasks press interns may be expected to complete:

  • Processing media clips.
  • Drafting press releases.
  • Transcribing interviews.

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.