Please contact the Internship Coordinator in Congressman Lipinski's Washington D.C. office at 202-225-5701 regarding positions. You may also fill out an internship application form.
Internships are generally unpaid and do not provide housing; however they are a great way to experience the way our government operates and gain college credit. An internship program is not designed strictly for political science or government majors, but it is beneficial to have a strong interest in politics, a strong sense of responsibility, enthusiasm, and ability to adapt to a busy work environment.
Each Congressional office selects interns based on their office needs and demands. Most students arrange their internships during a semester of college (four months) for college credit. You will find that many congressional offices are flexible with the terms of the internship program.
As a congressional intern, you will be involved in many interesting and educational experiences like attending briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill. However, you will find that the main responsibility in congressional office is sorting and distributing mail, answering phones, drafting correspondence, and conducting legislative research to assist the Member and staff.
A congressional internship is a challenging and rewarding job, one in which an individual truly learns how the government works. As a congressional intern, you will be rewarded with more responsibilities based on the effort that you put into the time you spend in the office. Additionally, you can take advantage of the great opportunities that our nation's Capitol has to offer. Congressman Lipinski's office encourages all students interested in government and politics to utilize this educational and lasting experience.
Congressman Lipinski is happy to extend his greetings to the constituents of the Third Congressional District on the occassion of a birthday, anniversary, birth, Eagle Scout/Girl Scout ranking or academic honor. You may also contact Congressman Lipinski to request a Presidential greeting for an 80th and older birthday wish and for a 50th or greater wedding anniversary celebration. Please contact the Washington office to request a greeting.
Congressman Lipinski is happy to provide constituents of the Third Congressional District with House and Senate gallery passes. The gallery passes will enable constituents to view the House and Senate Chambers, and possibly watch a floor debate or vote when Congress is in session. Passes are always available in the Washington office without advance notice. Passes are not required when Congress is in recess.