Congressman Westerman offers internships in the Fourth District’s Washington and Hot Springs offices. The intern program will operate throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters for students. Although all internships are unpaid, students will gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Congressman Westerman will host interns in both his D.C. and Hot Springs offices.
In Washington, D.C., intern responsibilities will vary. Interns will interact with constituents, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, answer constituent letters on various issues before the House, and other work to support the Member’s office. As a result, interns will 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 like interacting with constituents, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or on District-based projects that are of benefit to constituents.
Internship Program Calendar
- Spring: January 11, 2016 -- May 6, 2016
- Summer Session I: May 16, 2016 -- July 1, 2016
- Summer Session II: July 5, 2016 -- August 19, 2016
- Fall: August 22, 2016 -- December 16, 2016
* Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Interns in both the Washington and Hot Springs offices will be responsible for their own travel, housing, and living costs.
While our office will prioritize candidates from the Fourth District and Arkansas, we will accept and review all applications. Candidates must complete at least two years of college work before interning in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C., office. Candidates must complete at least two years of high school before interning in the Hot Springs office. Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or in the U.S. legally.
To apply, please follow the application instructions here. If you have questions or would like to request additional information, please contact Intern Coordinator Jordan Garcia at (202) 225-3772.
DOWNLOAD: Internship Application (.pdf)