Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Internship

Working in a Congressional office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office.

Interns in the Washington office help draft constituent correspondence, attend briefings and Congressional hearings, and function as a key part of the staff. Interns in the District Office conduct research, assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence. Interns in both offices assist with answering phones, data entry and general office systems operations. Interns are an important addition to my team. The ideal candidate will be a college student or recent graduate who is motivated; is detail-orientated; possesses strong organizational, communication and writing skills; has a positive attitude; and has the ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure and in a team environment.

Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational objectives; therefore they are unpaid and usually awarded to undergraduate and graduate -level students.  Texas ties are preferred, but not necessary. 

To apply for an internship in one of my offices, please e-mail the items listed below to TX22internships@mail.house.gov with "Attn: Intern Coordinator" in the subject line.

Required Materials:
Cover letter stating where you are from, location preference (Pearland, Sugar Land, or Washington, DC) and why you seek an internship
Resume
Two Professional or Personal References

Deadlines for D.C. Office submissions:
Summer Internship: May 1, 2017 
Fall Internship: August 1, 2017

Internship Start Dates for D.C. Office: 
Summer Internship: June 5, 2017
Fall Internship: August 28. 2017

*For spring 2018 term, please contact our DC Office directly.