Internships

Congressman Lipinski offers internships in his Washington office during the fall, spring, and summer. Interested applicants can fill out an internship application form. For more information, please contact the Washington office at (202) 225-5701.

If you are interested in internships in Congressman Lipinski’s district offices, please contact the Chicago office at (312) 886-0481.

Internships are 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.