Internships

The application deadline for D.C. and Vermont internships are:

Fall 2018: July 13, 2018
Spring 2019: November 16, 2018
Summer 2019: March 15, 2019


Senator Leahy’s internship program provides an opportunity to experience the legislative process at work, while becoming an integral part of the staff.

Internships are available in Senator Leahy’s offices in Burlington and Montpelier, as well as in his Washington, D.C., personal office. Interns work part- or full-time during the fall or spring school semesters, and full-time in the summer. Each intern will be given a variety of tasks, including researching legislative issues, drafting letters and memoranda, attending hearings and briefings, and performing general administrative duties.

This is a paid internship. Preference will be given to Vermont candidates.

Washington, D.C., internship program: 

Please complete BOTH of the following steps. Those applicants who do not complete both steps will not be considered for the program.

1. Submit an online application.

2. Email one PDF document containing: a cover letter, resume, college transcript, and two letters of recommendation to dc_internship@leahy.senate.gov. If the recommender would prefer to keep the letter confidential, they may send it directly to dc_internship@leahy.senate.gov. The letter will be added to a student's application

Burlington or Montpelier internship programs:

Please complete BOTH of the following steps. Those applicants who do not complete both steps will not be considered for the program.

1. Submit an online application.

2. Email one PDF document containing: a cover letter, resume, college transcript, and two letters of recommendation to vt_internship@leahy.senate.gov.

Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.