Congresswoman Matsui offers both part-time and full-time internships in her Washington, DC and Sacramento offices. These positions are a unique and exciting way to gain experience in a congressional office and a window into the federal government. Internships are open to high school, college and graduate-level students and many affiliated schools and programs offer academic credit
Duties can include attending congressional committee hearings and legislative meetings, writing issue briefs, conducting research, drafting correspondence, performing administrative tasks, and assisting staff when needed. Responsibilities and projects are tailored to each individual’s interest and a concerted effort is made to ensure that students’ educational and professional goals are met.
Interns are accepted at both of Congresswoman Matsui’s offices on a year-round basis. Because interest is particularly high during the summer months, you should submit your resume as soon as possible if you wish to intern during this time.
While there are no specific deadlines for Sacramento internship applications, prospective interns are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing why you would make a good addition to the Congresswoman’s Sacramento office. Applications can be emailed to Joan Dierkes at Joan.Dierkes@mail.house.gov. Please call our Sacramento office should you have any questions about application submission procedures and availability.
Washington, DC Internships
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing why you would make a good addition to the Congresswoman’s Washington DC office. Applications can be emailed to Peter Durkin at Peter.Durkin@mail.house.gov. Please call our Washington, DC office should you have any questions about application submission procedures and availability. Washington D.C. internships are generally awarded to college juniors and seniors, and recent graduates. Summer internships are typically quick to fill, and applicants are encouraged to apply early, as spaces are filled on a rolling basis.