Senator Jack Reed - US Senator for Rhode Island

Jack Reed

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Students interning for Senator Reed have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and see firsthand the federal government at work.

Full-time and part-time internships are available in both the Rhode Island and Washington, DC offices for fall, spring, early summer, and late summer sessions. Interns must be currently enrolled in college or graduate school.

Candidates should complete the online application below. Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to offer an internship to everyone who applies. Preference will be given to Rhode Islanders.

Washington, DC Internships

Interns in the Washington, DC office will research legislative issues, attend briefings and committee hearings, answer constituent inquiries, conduct tours of the Capitol, and provide administrative, legislative, and press support to Senator Reed and his staff. For more information about interning in the Washington, DC office, please call (202) 224-4642.

Rhode Island Internships

An internship in the Providence or Cranston office allows students to see how Senator Reed's work helps Rhode Islanders throughout the state. Interns assist in both research and policy initiatives as well as special projects and events. They also perform various administrative tasks such as greeting guests, drafting correspondence, and sorting mail. For more information about interning in the Rhode Island offices, please call (401) 528-5200.

Application Process


Complete the online application questionnaire for the office in which you would like to work. You may save a questionnaire in progress, but please be sure to click the submit button when it is complete. If you would like to apply to both the Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. programs, please complete both applications.

PLEASE NOTE:  The application period for Summer 2014 has closed for RI and DC internships.  Fall 2014 applications are open.  

Rhode Island Internship Program

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Washington, D.C. Internship Program

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Send accompanying materials, such as your cover letter and resume, to the office(s) to which you are applying. These documents may be submitted from the Checklist page inside the online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Ask a professor, employer, or someone else who knows your work to write a recommendation and send it to Senator Reed via email, fax, or mail. Alternatively, you may submit the recommendation yourself from the Checklist page inside the online application.

Rhode Island Internship Program
Office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed
U.S. District Courthouse
One Exchange Terrace, Suite 408
Providence, RI 02903

Washington, DC Internship Program
Office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed
728 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
FAX: (202) 224-4680
FAX: (202) 224-4680