PETER WELCH, Senator for Vermont


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 administrative support.  Excellent candidates will demonstrate attention to detail, strong writing skills, and strong communication skills.  


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


Internship Cycles*

Spring: January-May

Summer: June-August

Fall: September-December

Application deadlines

Spring: November 1st

Summer: March 15th

Fall: August 11th (extended deadline)

*Internship cycles and application dates are subject to change.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation (can be sent as separate pdfs), transcript (unofficial or official), one writing sample, and the internship application form as one pdf to with the subject line “(LOCATION) (CYCLE) INTERN APPLICATION – (LAST NAME).” Ex.:  “D.C. FALL INTERN APPLICATION – DOE.”