The Senate Committee on Finance Office of the Chairman is seeking an intern or law clerk to assist the Committee for the fall of 2022. Interns and law clerks routinely assist with legislative research projects, hearings, and other substantive assignments and administrative tasks. Successful applicants serve during spring (January-May), summer (May/June-August) and fall (September-December).

Ideal candidates would be graduate or law students with a demonstrated interest in trade policy. We are especially interested in candidates with experience relating to customs and/or digital trade. Although neither a salary nor expenses can be paid, often students are able to receive college credit for participating in the program.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, uniformed service, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Applicants should e-mail a brief cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number [XXXXXX] in the subject line and where the applicant found the listing in the body. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Should additional questions arise, please contact the Committee at (202) 224-4515.


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. 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our unpaid internship and law clerkship programs have been suspended indefinitely until our staff returns to work in the Senate office buildings. This page will be updated when the internship program is reopened. Should additional questions arise, please contact the Committee at (202) 224-4515.