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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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Internships

Interns serve in nearly every office on the Hill. They provide assistance wherever it’s needed, often drafting constituent letters, conducting research, and helping manage the front office. Internships on the Hill are available year-round.
Internships are a terrific way to get your foot in the door; they can also be challenging to find and land. The House and Senate post some internship openings on house. gov and senate.gov, but your best bet is to visit your target representative or senator’s website. To check for openings (in addition to your networking and research efforts), you can also do an online search for “congressional fellowship.” This will yield a slew of congressional programs with organizations such as the American ...

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