Internships

I am pleased to offer congressional internships to those seeking legislative experience at my Washington, D.C. office or casework and community outreach experience in my Tucson, Avondale and Somerton Arizona district offices. Internships provide a tremendous opportunity to learn about the legislative process and to become more familiar with how our government operates. All intern duties are crucial to the day-to-day functioning of our congressional offices.

o  Congressional Internship Dates:

§ Application Deadlines:

§ 2018 Summer: CLOSED

§ 2018 Fall: July 9, 2018

§ 2019 Spring: November 26, 2018

§ Internship Program Dates:

§ Fall: September - December

§ Spring: January - May

o   NOTE: Applicants will be further contacted after the respective deadlines. 

 

Internship Experience

Interns in my D.C. congressional office will work closely with legislative and press staff conducting legislative outreach and research on a variety of issues. In addition to their work with the staff, interns will be asked to perform various administrative tasks that generally include answering the office phones, opening and distributing mail, responding to constituent correspondence, and may have the opportunity to assist with activities in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee (Minority). 

As Ranking Member of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, opportunities to intern with the committee are also offered. In the Natural Resources Committee, interns assist committee staff with administrative support, conducting legislative research, compiling data, and drafting correspondence.Those seeking to apply directly with the U.S. Natural Resources Committee (Minority) should indicate this in their application.

Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Interns are unpaid and are responsible for lodging and transportation. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities that may be offered through their respective institutions or by other programs.

At the district congressional offices in Tucson, Avondale and Somerton, interns assist staff with a variety of tasks, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, greeting constituents, writing letters and other administrative tasks. In addition, interns may help with long-term projects including constituent casework requests and projects of importance for the 3rd Congressional District. Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. There is no hard application deadline, but early submissions may receive priority. All internships are unpaid.

  • For positions in the Washington, D.C. office please submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa at Cristina.Villa@mail.house.gov.
  • For community outreach positions in the Tucson office please submit an outreach application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Cassandra Becerra at Cassandra.Becerra@mail.house.gov. Please click here for more information about the outreach internship position. 
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    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    WASHINGTON DC 1511 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    ph (202) 225-2435
    fax (202) 225-1541
    Washington office https://goo.gl/maps/FK7uj
    AVONDALE Office
    1412 N Central Ave, Suite B
    Avondale, AZ 85323
    ph (623) 536-3388
    fax (623) 535-7479
    Avondale office https://goo.gl/maps/AQ4FCsPp7Dp
    SOMERTON Office 146 N. State Avenue
    Somerton AZ 85350
    ph (928) 343-7933
    fax (928) 343-7949
    Mailing Address: PO Box 4105, Somerton, AZ 85350
    Sommerton office https://goo.gl/maps/xRZNv
    TUCSON Office El Pueblo Community Center
    101 W. Irvington Road
    Buildings 4 and 5
    Tucson, AZ 85714
    ph (520) 622-6788
    fax (520) 622-0198
    Tucson office https://www.google.com/maps/place/Representative+Raul+Grijalva/@32.1634574,-110.9707989,15.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1a3566d7f83aaba3!8m2!3d32.1628485!4d-110.9695019