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internship program

Intern in Washington, D.C.

Interning in Senator Heinrich’s Washington, D.C., office, you will learn about the legislative, press, and operations process of a U.S. Senate office. This internship is geared toward students with an appetite for policy work, media relations, and scheduling and administrative work.

Washington, DC, internships are available for college and graduate students. Preference will be given to students from New Mexico, but all are encouraged to apply.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to see how a Senate office functions and learn how to navigate the Senate as an institution. Applicants must thrive on organization, have keen attention to detail, be relentlessly adaptable, and deliver on multiple urgent deadlines simultaneously.

Intern in New Mexico

New Mexico internships are available for college and graduate students in Senator Heinrich’s Albuquerque and Las Cruces offices.

Interns in New Mexico assist the Senator’s state staff with a variety of duties, including community outreach, correspondence, monitoring news outlets for daily developments, assisting with event staffing, and assigned special projects. Applicants should possess poise and professional behavior, and demonstrate an interest in government service and assisting the people of New Mexico.

Application Process

All internship applicants should submit PDFs versions of the following materials to internships@heinrich.senate.gov

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names of 3 References

In the subject line, please include your name, and the office location you would like to intern, as well as which term you are applying for.

All applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; however, applications must be received by:

  • Fall Session Deadline: July 1st
  • Spring Session Deadline: October 15th
  • Summer Session Deadline: March 7th

Please Note: Senator Heinrich is proud to pay his interns at an hourly wage of $15 in both New Mexico and Washington, D.C. The number of paid internships are limited, highly competitive, and awarded to graduate and college-level students. Priority is given to applicants from New Mexico although all interested persons are encouraged to apply. Unpaid internship placements are not possible.