2017 Congressional Internship Application

Rep. Roby’s office is no longer accepting internship applications for the summer of 2017. If you have questions or need information, please contact the Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-2901.

Note: Summer internship opportunities are available only to college students who have completed their freshman year or higher. Priority will be given to upperclassmen and students who are from Alabama’s Second Congressional District. This is a competitive process designed for highly qualified students interested in learning about the legislative, press, and day-to-day operations within a congressional office. Due to space limitations, only a small number of applicants will be accepted. If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.

Washington, DC

In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

Alabama

In my Alabama office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form below.  Applications are due no later than March 10, 2017.  No applications will be accepted after that date.

In preparation to complete this application please make sure you have a cover letter, resume and essay response ready (.txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf). You will also need names and addresses of 3 references. All sections must be completed to be considered.

General Information

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Applicant's Cover Letter, Resume, and Essay Response:

Essay Response
Please attach a 750 word written essay on one of the following topics:

  • Identify a major international event currently in the news and provide an explanation of its relevance to the United States as well as your view on how the United States should respond.
  • Identify a major domestic policy or law that is currently under consideration by Congress, explain its importance and describe how you believe Congress should respond.
  • Discuss the role of modern media-- to include television, print, Internet and social media news sources-- in civic discourse highlighting the positive and negative consequences of technology on the changing media industry.
 
 
 

Your file size can not exceed 500KB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt

Macintosh users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.