The Finance Committee accepts a limited number of internship and clerkship applications throughout the year. Spring and fall semester internships last approximately four months. Two summer sessions of six weeks each are also available. Law school students serve as law clerks during the same periods.
The Committee seeks individuals with specific interests in health care, international trade, tax policy, Social Security, and oversight and investigations. Interns and law clerks routinely assist with legislative research projects, hearings, other substantive assignments, and administrative tasks. Though no specific major or program is necessary, a good academic record is required. Applicants who can work full-time (40 hours/five days per week) are preferred, but part time applicants are encouraged as well.
A limited number of interns and law clerks are selected for each term. Applicants should apply early. Applicants should apply to one team only, and send a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, academic transcript, and two letters of reference to the team of choice:
Health team: email@example.com
Oversight and investigations team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade team: email@example.com
Deadlines for applications:
Spring- November 15th
Summer- March 15th
Fall- July 15th
The office of the Finance Committee Ranking Member, Senator Wyden, accepts a limited number of intern and law clerk applicants each year. Successful intern and law clerk applicants serve during spring (January-May), summer (May/June-August) and fall (September-December). These positions are unpaid.
The Committee seeks individuals with specific interests in health care, international trade, Social Security, human services, tax issues, Oversight and Investigations and the press. Interns and law clerks routinely assist with legislative research projects, hearings, and other substantive assignments and administrative tasks. Though no specific major or program is required, a good academic record is a must. Applicants who can work full-time (40 hours/5 days per week) are preferred, though part-time candidates are also considered. Given that Senator Wyden is from Oregon, current and former Oregon residents are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and two references to the following address: Democratic_Internships@finance.senate.gov. In the cover letter, please indicate your area of interest given the Finance Committee’s broad jurisdiction. Should additional questions arise, please contact the Committee at (202) 224-4515. This office is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadlines for applications:
Spring: October 1st
Summer: February 28th
Fall: July 1st