Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Start a career in government: Apply for an internship
Work in the political arenas of Sacramento or Washington, D.C. by applying for internships. Elected officials love to introduce students to politics and government. Explore the websites listed below, pick an opportunity, ask your instructors for recommendations and apply. Ask a counselor for help finding and applying for an internship.
State Department internships
The Pathways Internship Program is available for U.S. citizens enrolled in educational institutions from high school to graduate school. The paid internships is an opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program offers unpaid internships with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in bureaus in Washington and the U.S.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Required: Intern application form, cover letter, writing sample, current resume, current college transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. Check this site for application deadlines.
Sen. Kamala Harris
Sen. Harris offers a variety of internships in Washington, D.C. and California district offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego for qualified college students and recent college graduates.
California State Senator Jerry Hill
Required: resume, 3 references, a writing sample of no more than 3 pages, and a policy or issue of interest
Assemblyman Marc Berman
Required: A cover letter and resume to Isabelle LaSalle by March 29, 2019 to apply for a summer internship position.Call the District Office at (650) 691-2121.
Search for a variety of legislative and other government internships here.