In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
Congressman Chip Roy’s Internship Program offers Texas students a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the inner workings of Congress. There are two six-week sessions during the summer as well as full-semester internships in both the spring and fall.
1. A cover letter detailing why you would like to be an intern in Congressman Chip Roy’s office
2. A one page resume
3. Two letters of recommendation (Letters may be emailed separately)
Please email the requested materials to Leah.Petree@mail.house.gov.
• Summer internships: completed packets are due the third Friday in March.
• Fall semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in July.
• Spring semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in November.
Priority is given to students either from the district and Texas or students enrolled in a Texas school or in-district university.
This is a highly competitive process. Due to the limited amount of space and resources available, there are usually more qualified applicants than positions available.