Internships

The 2021 Washington, DC fall program is tentative. Please be advised that the program could be cancelled, or dates could be changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Burlington, Vermont fall program will be in person barring ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions.

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 his Washington, D.C., Senate 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.

All interns must complete the online application linked to below. In addition to filling out a questionnaire, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and a transcript. You will also need to submit two letters of recomendation. You can upload them yourself, or have the application request that someone else submit a letter of recomendation on your behalf. All documents uploaded to the application must be in PDF format. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be careful to read and follow all of the instructions within the application.