For Students


In Washington, internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students only. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules but generally run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when the Senate is in session and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.  Responsibilities may include legislative research for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, answering constituent letters, running errands, and providing general support. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

There are also internship opportunities in my state offices where interns may be asked to do a variety of tasks, including day-to-day office work such as answering phone calls and writing letters. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist with constituent casework or work on various local projects of importance.

If you would like more information on Congressional internships, please fill out my internship application form and contact my office

U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As a United States Senator, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending a U.S. Service Academy and serving our country. 

If you would like more information on U.S. Service Academy Nominations -- please click here or contact my office.

U.S. Senate Youth Program

This U.S. Senate Youth Program is a national initiative to give talented high school junior and senior students a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes. Two student leaders from each state will be selected to participate and receive a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship. They will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. To apply and for more information click here:

Fun and Educational Links Just For Kids

It’s never too early to learn about how our government works and what makes America great. Below you will find exciting information about the United States government and other fun resources.

Do You Know What Happened on This Date in History?
Today in History mines the American Memory historical collections to discover what happened in American history today.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.

First Gov for Kids
The federal government's portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids.

CIA's Homepage for Kids
Learn what it takes to be a spy, read about the history of the CIA and try on spy disguises.

National Zoo
Meet the animals that live at our national zoo.

NASA Just for Kids
Learn about our missions to space, new technologies and the history of our space program.

National Children's Museum
Take a tour of the National Children's Museum.

EPA's Explorers' Club
Learn about the environment and what you can do to protect it.

Smithsonian Kids' Castle
The Smithsonian's official site for kids includes games and learning materials about the things that kids are interested in.

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