Westerman Accepting Summer Internship Applications
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) is seeking spring and summer interns in his Hot Springs and Washington, D.C., offices, he announced Wednesday (January 25).
"As a former Congressional intern through a Future Farmers of America fellowship, I know how important internships are in developing engaged citizens and future leaders in America," Westerman said. "I am excited to welcome Fourth District interns to my Hot Springs and Washington offices and look forward to their contributions."
In Washington D.C., interns' responsibilities will vary. The Washington office will host three interns during the Summer I and Summer II sessions. Each will be expected to interact with constituents, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. Interns will also draft press releases, assist with media clips, and other work to support the Fourth District office. As a result, interns will learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
The Hot Springs office will host two interns per summer session. In this office, interns may be asked to complete a variety of tasks, including day-to-day office work such as interacting with constituents, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or District-based projects that are of benefit to constituents.
Positions are unpaid, though students will gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules, but generally run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET/8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Interns in both Washington and Hot Springs will be responsible for their own travel, housing and living costs.
While the office will prioritize candidates from the Fourth District and Arkansas, all applications will be accepted and reviewed. Washington internships are open to students who have completed two years of college. Hot Springs internships are open to high school students who have completed their sophomore year, as well as college students.
Summer Session I internships will run from May 22 – July 7, 2017.
Summer Session II internships will run from July 10 – August 18, 2017.
More information on internships, including an application, may be found at https://westerman.house.gov/services/internships. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Questions about potential internships may be directed to Intern Coordinator Jordan Garcia at 202-225-3772.