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An internship with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offers an exciting opportunity for college students, graduate students or recent graduates to gain first-hand experience working on issues of foreign policy and to learn about the legislative process. 

The position requires excellent writing skills, attention to detail and the ability to multitask. Intern responsibilities range from attending meetings on and off the Hill to drafting memos, tracking legislation and conducting research projects.

Internship With The Chairman


2024 Chairman Internship Application Deadlines

Spring 2024 Session
January - May
Applications due October 25, 2023

Summer 2024 Sessions
Session One: May - June 
Session Two: July - August

Applications due February 19, 2024

Fall 2024 Session
September - December
Applications due June 14, 2024

Chairman Internship Details

The Democratic Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks applicants for an internship. Interns will work with staff teams to provide research, track hearings and legislation, draft memos, and take notes at high-level meetings. Successful applicants will have excellent research and writing skills, as well as academic or professional experience in international relations or a similar field. Hill experience and MD ties are both a plus. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are all eligible to apply. Normal work hours are 9am-6pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday, and applicants must commit to 40 hours per week during those hours. Those with full-time availability are strongly encouraged to apply.

SFRC plans to offer remote and hybrid/in-person internships for the upcoming intern class. However, hybrid/in-person internships are subject to change. A hybrid internship would involve our intern classes coming into the office on a rotational basis each day of the week. Please note that an in-person internship would require you to be located in the Washington, D.C. area.

This internship is a paid internship. Please complete the application by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, February 19, 2024. Only applicants selected for further review will be contacted by SFRC.

Intern With The Ranking Member


2024 Ranking Member Internship Application Deadlines

Spring 2025 Session
January - April
Applications due October 18, 2024

Summer 2025 Session
May - August
Applications due February 21, 2025

Fall 2024 Session
September - December
Applications due June 21, 2024

Ranking Member Internship Details

An internship in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Office of Ranking Member James E. Risch offers a variety of opportunities to learn about foreign policy in congress, the legislative and committee process, and the operations of an office on Capitol Hill. Interns are be tasked with helping support office operations and assisting staff in their policy work. Some of these tasks include:

  • attending briefings and writing summaries
  • daily news clips
  • research reports on policy and legislative issues
  • managing office correspondence and legislative documents
  • preparation of hearing and meeting materials

Qualified candidates should have:

  • background knowledge of current and historical foreign policy issues
  • a good understanding of the legislative process
  • reading, writing, and research skills, and attention to detail in formatting and proofreading
  • mastery of the basic features of Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with Windows file systems and using online databases
  • interpersonal skills and the ability to work on team projects

To apply for an internship with the Republican Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, please complete and submit this form here. Along with the form, please submit your resume, letters of reference, and a cover letter in an email as attachments in PDF format to References may directly submit their letters to the same email address. We do not provide confirmation email upon receipt of applications, and only applicants selected for the interview stage will receive a response.

  • Internships take place in-person in our Washington, D.C. office. We do not offer virtual internships.
  • Internships are full-time: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm while in session, 9am-5pm during recess. We do not offer part-time internships, however accommodations can be made should an intern need to be excused for a limited number of hours each week.
  • Internships are unpaid, and we do not offer any financial compensation or stipend.