|Internships in the Office of Congressman David Scott are open to undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing and recent graduates. All applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public service and excellent research and writing skills.
The Internship Program is designed especially to allow students to apply lessons learned in class to a work environment, to make professional contacts and to obtain extensive knowledge of government agencies and, more specifically, to learn how a Congressional office functions to serve constituents.
Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with the legislative and communications staff, while interns in the District Office will learn about the constituent services process by assisting communications and constituent services staff. In today’s job market, the experience that an internship provides is vital for career development.
All internships are unpaid and candidates who are chosen for the Washington, D.C. office are responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. However, interns in any office can arrange to receive academic credit for their work.
The selection process is highly competitive. Candidates are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, interest in public policy and community service contributions. The staff will initially review each application. Then, promising candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Candidates interested in an internship in the Washington Office should contact the Internship Coordinator in the Washington, DC office at (202) 225-2939 for more information.
Completed applications for an internship within my District Offices should be mailed or faxed to the Internship Coordinator in the Jonesboro District Office.