INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Office of Congressman Chris Pappas

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Government

Start Date: Fall 2019

Wage or benefits: Unpaid (Stipends may be available)

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

A lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, Congressman Chris Pappas is a local business owner and public servant who has a longstanding record of working to put people before politics. During his time in elected office, Chris also served as an Executive Councilor, State Representative, and County Treasurer. As the fourth generation owner of a family business that opened in 1917, Chris understands the need to focus on constituent services and delivering results for New Hampshire's working families and Main Street businesses.

As a member of the state's Executive Council, Chris worked with governors of both parties to implement Medicaid expansion, expand treatment and recovery services, approve funding for family planning providers, and support renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

Chris is currently serving his first term in Congress, representing the 80 cities and towns that make up New Hampshire's First Congressional District. The district spans the Greater Manchester area, Seacoast, Lakes Region, and Mount Washington Valley, including the cities of Dover, Laconia, Manchester, Portsmouth, Rochester, and Somersworth.

The Office of Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) is currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2019. Serving as an intern in the Congressman's Washington, DC office is an exciting opportunity to work closely alongside staff and develop professional skills in a Congressional office setting.

Brief Description of the Intern's role or key qualifications:

An internship in the Washington, DC office encompasses a variety of tasks and assignments such as answering phones, greeting visitors, giving tours, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to work with the legislative team and outreach staff to assist with legislation, special projects, writing, and/or research.

The ideal intern should be responsible, focused, enthusiastic, able to work cooperatively with Congressional staff, and possess excellent oral and written communications skills. Schedule is flexible and stipends may be available.

New Hampshire ties preferred but not required. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

To apply for an internship, please email your resume, cover letter introducing yourself and explaining the reasons you would like to intern in Congressman Chris Pappas' office, and one short writing sample (no longer than two pages) to with "[Last Name] Internship Application – [Season] [Year]" in the subject line. In your email, please specify your dates of availability.

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization