Rhode Island students interning in my office 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 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 via the links on this page.  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.

 

Rhode Island Internships

Internships in the Providence or Cranston offices allow students to see how Senator Reed's work helps Rhode Islanders throughout the state.  Interns assist in 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.

 

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.

 

Application Process

 

Step 1

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.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  If you would like to apply to both the Rhode Island and Washington, DC programs, please complete both applications.

PLEASE NOTE: The application periods for Summer and Fall 2014 have closed for DC internships.  However, Fall 2014 applications are still open for RI.

 

Step 2

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 within the online application. 

 

Step 3

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