Washington, DC

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, assist the communications staff, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.


In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.

Ben Reifel Internship

Dusty is looking for college students who are interested in federal tribal relations or Native American issues. This specific internship is based in Washington, D.C., so applicants must be willing to relocate for the position. The ideal candidate will intern with the office for a minimum of six weeks. Although this internship is intended for students with an interest in federal Indian policy, students are encouraged to explore other policy areas during the internship. Please contact Hannah Kagey with additional questions about the program at 202-225-2801. 


To apply for an internship in one of our offices, please complete and submit the Internship form.