Working in a Congressional Office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience where they receive mentoring and have a chance to cultivate a career in public service.
Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational objectives, therefore they are unpaid and usually awarded to graduate and college-level students. High school applicants are also considered.
Interns are accepted throughout the year on both a full and part-time basis. Priority is given to applicants from New Mexico although all interested persons are encouraged to apply.
Applicants who would like to intern in the Washington D.C. office or one of the New Mexico offices must create an account
and submit their application online
Once an online account is created, the applicant will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, writing sample (three pages or less), and submit three references. The applicant will then have the opportunity to select which office they’d like to intern in.
Washington, D.C. – Important Deadlines
To intern in the Washington, D.C. office, a completed online application must be submitted by the following dates:
- August 15, 2013 – For Fall 2013
- December 7, 2013 – For Spring 2014
- March 15, 2014 – for Summer 2014
New Mexico – Rolling Basis
To intern in one of Senator Heinrich’s New Mexico offices, applicants may submit their completed online application at any time. Our New Mexico offices accept intern applications on a rolling basis.