Internships

Apply for an Internship

Senator Welch offers internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Vermont offices. These internships provide the opportunity to work and learn alongside professional staff as they serve the people of Vermont. Preference will be given to students with a Vermont connection, although students of all backgrounds with a passion for public service and an eagerness to learn are encouraged to apply.

Our internship program is intended for those who have completed at least one year of college, although applicants with compelling experience may qualify. Successful applicants will have strong writing and research skills, enthusiasm for engaging with constituents, and a strong work ethic.

Internship Descriptions

State Office Internship

Internships in the state office involve learning how professional staff engage with community stakeholders and assist constituents. Opportunities in the program include attending community meetings and events, fielding phone calls from constituents, drafting letters, conducting research, and writing memos.

D.C. Office Internship

Internships in the Washington D.C. office involve learning about the Senate legislative process and assisting office legislative, communications, and administrative staff. Opportunities include attending briefings, fielding phone calls from constituents, assisting with legislative research, drafting policy recommendations and press materials, leading Capitol tours, and providing administrative support. Excellent candidates will demonstrate attention to detail, and strong written and oral communication skills.

Compensation

Internships with Senator Welch’s office are paid positions. Applicants must be able to provide proper legal documentation to work in the United States.

The Application

Internship Cycles

Spring: January-May
Summer: June-August
Fall: September-December

* Internship cycles and application dates are subject to change.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2024: Monday March 18th 2024 at 11:59 PM

* Check back for future semester application deadlines.