Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Internships

I am proud to offer internship opportunities to college students who have completed at least their undergradute freshman year. Priority will be given to upperclassmen and students who are from Alabama's Second Congressional District. This internship program is a competitive experience designed for students who are interested in learning about our nation's legislative process and the day-to-day operations of a congressional office. Due to space limitations, please understand that only a small number of applicants will be accepted.

Note: My office is no longer accepting internship applications for the summer of 2017.

Washington, D.C. Internships

In my Washington, D.C. office, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to a variety of tasks, including answer phones, run errands, research legislation, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues. 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 Internships

In my Alabama offices, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones and writing letters. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist with 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 order to complete this application, please make sure you have a cover letter, resume, and essay response (.txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf). You will also need names and addresses of three references. All sections must be completed to be considered.

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Applicant's Contact Information

What are these options?
Constituents who are hard of hearing or use a video phone have the option to choose TDD or VP based on the type of device they are using. This allows our office to respond to them accordingly. The default option "Voice" is a standard audible telephone.

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Academic Information
If you are currently enrolled in College/University, please answer the following:
Applicant's Cover Letter, Resume, and 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 1MB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt

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