Thank you for your interest in a Congressional Internship with the Office of Congressman Golden.
There are three ways that we provide internships in our office:
- Paid internships through our office.
- Internships for academic credit.
- Internships that have funding provided by another program or University.
In your application, please let us know which of these types of internships may or may not be available to you.
In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students or graduates. Internships in the office are paid, available for college credit, or may be funded through another program or University. The hours generally run 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, 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.
In the District offices, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students or graduates. Internships in the office are paid, available for college credit, or may be funded through another program or University. We offer opportunities in all three of our district offices: Lewiston, Bangor, and Caribou.
In district offices, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters, and attending meetings on behalf of the Congressman. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work and projects for constituents. The district internships provides participants with a first-hand understanding of how members of Congress assist constituents with federal issues.
The deadline for applying for an internship in any of our offices is:
- Spring: November 16th
- Summer: March 16th
- Fall: July 16th
*Applications are not reviewed on a rolling basis.
What to include?
All applicants must submit the following:
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample—1 page, double-spaced writing sample about a policy of your choice and its impact in your community.
Preference will be given to applicants who:
- Are a current or former resident of Maine
- Have completed two semesters of college
How to apply/questions?
Completed applications for Washington, D.C. or District internships should be sent to Golden.Internships@mail.house.gov. In the subject of your email, please specify whether you are applying to a D.C. internship or District Internship. Example: “Jane Doe Fall 2019 District Internship Application”
If you have questions that are not addressed on this page, please call the Washington, D.C. Office at (202) 225-6306 for information on DC internships or the Lewiston Office at (207) 241-6767 for more information on internships in Maine.