Congresswoman Underwood (IL-14) is delighted to announce virtual internship opportunities for the Fall 2020 session with her West Chicago, Woodstock, and Washington, D.C. offices. The internships will provide an opportunity for college students and recent graduates to directly participate in public service through supporting Underwood's constituent engagement and services, legislative research, communications, social media, and press, and Congressional office operations.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all internships will be conducted virtually in coordination with Washington, D.C., and District staff. Interns will be issued technology and supplies needed to serve as an intern.
Interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to assist with constituent correspondence, planning events with the Congresswoman, research legislation, assist with constituent casework, and attend and report on virtual Congressional hearings and briefings on various legislative issues. Qualified candidates must be self-starters, responsive, organized, punctual, flexible, friendly, and possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Fall internships are available September through December with start and end dates tailored to accommodate and academic year.
Internship applications for the Fall 2020 session are open now through August 21, 2020.
Preference will be given to applicants with ties to Illinois' 14th Congressional District.