Washington, D.C.– Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is accepting applications for summer 2020 internships in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices through March 6th.
Washington, D.C. Office:For those seeking legislative 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 (Majority).
Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Through the enactment of Public Law 115-244, my Washington, D.C. office is offering paid congressional internship position(s). In order to qualify for a stipend position, applicants must:
Additional benefits may include academic credit (if applicable) and a transportation stipend for the local transit system. All interns are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging.
To apply for positions in the Washington, D.C. office, please submit the D.C. application form, resume, cover letter and one-page writing sample. Those seeking stipend positions must also include their most recent FAFSA award letter or FAFSA statement to Marilyn Zepeda at Marilyn.Zepeda@mail.house.gov.
U.S. House Natural Resources Committee (Majority):As the Chairman 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 tasks, conducting legislative research, and compiling data. Applicants must be able to follow direction, work independently, possess clear and concise writing skills, excellent organizational abilities, strong research capabilities, and exceptional interpersonal skills.
Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Internship positions in the committee are paid. Additional benefits may include academic credit (if applicable) and a transportation stipend for the local transit system. All interns are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging.
In Tucson, Somerton & Avondale
Arizona Office(s):Casework and community outreach internships are offered at my district congressional offices in Tucson, Avondale and Somerton. All interns assist staff with a variety of tasks, including the day-to-day office operations such as answering phones, greeting constituents, writing letters and other administrative tasks as needed.
Casework: Casework in a congressional office refers to the response or services that Members of Congress provide to constituents who request assistance. The casework intern’s role includes assisting caseworkers resolve problems constituents present in relation to federal agencies such as Social Security Administration, Medicare, immigration and Veteran benefits. Duties includes assisting caseworkers, conducting research, answering phones, navigating local resources, contacting Federal agencies and constituents via phone, e-mail and mail. Interns are expected to work a regular schedule for at least 10 hours per week during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm).
Community Outreach: In the Community Outreach role interns may, but are not limited to, assisting with constituency outreach projects, planning community engagement events, attending events in representation of the congressional office, assist with communications projects and maintain an updated database system along with other administrative responsibilities as assigned. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment, is proactive, possess strong written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, lastly, a skill level in graphic design is preferred but no required. The internship schedule is flexible, and interns must be available to work a minimum of 10 hours per work week. Please note Community Outreach Interns may occasionally be called to assist or attend events outside regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm).
Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. Currently, Public Law 115-244 does not extend to district offices and all Arizona internship positions are on a voluntary basis. All district internships are eligible for academic credit (if applicable). All interns are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging.
Tucson District Office – For community outreach positions 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.