Congressman Adam Smith’s District Office located in Renton, Washington, is currently seeking paid and unpaid interns for fall 2015 and winter 2016.
Qualifications and Job Responsibilities
Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, civic service, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and work well in a team environment.
Interns in the District Office have an opportunity to work in community outreach, constituent services and drafting policy and issue updates. This includes working with caseworkers to help constituents with issues relating to immigration, military and federal agencies, among others. Depending on interests, interns also have an opportunity to participate in community outreach, attend meetings and events with staff and/or the Congressman, and assist with town hall meetings.
Other intern duties are administrative: assisting staff with answering phones, data entry, scanning and/or copying documents, writing correspondence, etc. The position requires approximately 20 (part-time) or 30-40 (full-time) scheduled hours per week during posted business hours (8:00am to 5:00pm).
Current students will be given preference, but recent graduates are also welcome to apply. Interns may earn college credit, depending on the requirements of their institution. Strong preference will be given to applicants with ties to the 9th Congressional District.
Sessions are very flexible and can be moved or combined:
- Fall (September – December): accepting applications now
- Winter (January – April): Deadline November 20, 2015*
- Summer (May – August): Deadline April 1, 2016*
*Applications received after these dates will be accepted, but will not be guaranteed consideration.
Applicants for both the full-time and part-time internship program in the District Office must submit an application packet including a letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation to the following address:
ATTN: Christine Nhan
Office of Congressman Adam Smith
The Evergreen Building
15 South Grady Way, Suite 101
Renton, WA 98057
Phone number: 425- 793-5180