U.S. Senate Pages play an important role for the Senate while watching democracy in action. Living and working with other Pages from around the country is also an opportunity to experience diversity in thought and lived experience. Pages also get the opportunity to meet some of America’s most prominent leaders and witness historic events first-hand. Page positions are highly competitive and there are a limited number of positions each cycle. Due to the rigorous nature of the Page Program, applicants should demonstrate maturity, personal responsibility, and time management skills.
• Pages must be sponsored by a United States Senator
• Pages must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a social security number
• Fall and Spring Semester Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment
• Summer Session Page eligibility is limited to students who have completed their sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment
• Pages must verify a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/B to qualify for school attendance
• Students cannot stay in the program if their grade average falls below a C in any class
• Pages must provide a general health assessment completed by a licensed physician and a certification of immunization
• All pages must be fully vaccinated by the time they arrive in D.C.
• Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
• Pages are expected to commit to the entire session for which they are selected
During the fall and spring sessions, Pages live in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence which is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Pages share furnished rooms with 3 to 5 roommates. Laundry facilities and a kitchen are located within the building. The cost of residence living is $780 per month, which includes housing, two meals per day, and field trips. This cost is withheld through automatic payroll deductions of each Page’s salary. Senate Pages are paid on an annual salary basis of $35,116.
During summer sessions, additional Pages may be selected as commuters, and other Pages may submit a request for alternate housing arrangements with a parent or relative in the area.
Pages are employees of the Sergeant at Arms and are required to abide by policies and expectations established for all employees. Additionally, pages must abide by a strict code of conduct and guidelines established by the Page Program.
For more information, visit the Senate Page website here.
Page Program Sessions
Fall: Early September – Late January
Spring: Late January – Early June
Summer Session I: June (3 weeks)
Summer Sessions II: July (3 weeks)
Application deadline for Fall 2023 session: Sunday, May 21st, 2023
To apply, please send a completed application form, statement of interest, resume, 1 letter of recommendation (can be sent separately as a PDF) or 2 references, transcript (unofficial or official) as one pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “(CYCLE) PAGE APPLICATION – (LAST NAME).” Ex. “SPRING PAGE APPLICATION – DOE.”