NOTE: Unless an applicant is financially sponsored by an outside organization, House rules state that all paid House of Representative Employees must be United States citizens.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers internships in both her Washington D.C. and Jackson Heights offices. Both internship programs run throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. DC and District Office Interns are compensated at a rate of $15/hour, unless sponsored by an outside organization also compensating at a rate of $15/hour. Interns are able to work on either a part-time or full-time basis.
Intern responsibilities may include:
- Answering phones
- Sorting mail
- Researching legislation
- Attending briefings and hearings
- Assisting staff with public events
- Assisting with constituent casework
- Administrative work as assigned
Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to specialize in either legislative or communications related assignments depending on their interests.
Interns will work with staff to serve the constituents of New York’s 14th Congressional district. Our goal is to provide each intern with a meaningful experience that will enhance their understanding of Congress.
The Congresswoman’s office is looking to hire hard working, passionate individuals who share her commitment to creating a just society for all. To be considered for an internship, please complete the application linked below.
Please make sure to indicate whether you are applying for a Washington D.C. or Jackson Heights internship in the application.
Due to a high volume of applicants, a response is not guaranteed. You will likely only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No phone calls or walk-ins please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. All are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Due to changes in the operations of our offices necessitated by COVID-19, the Washington D.C. and Jackson Heights offices will be delaying the Summer internship program. Applications will still be accepted on a rolling basis for the future when telecommuting is no longer in place.