Internships

Intern in Senator Markey's Boston Office 

 

Senator Markey’s Boston, MA office is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2020 semester. The office seeks interns to assist with constituent casework on a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, immigration, healthcare, military/veterans, and housing. The office welcomes interns with any policy areas of interest who demonstrate a commitment to public service. Interns are assigned to work with staffers based on their areas of interest and experience. 

Intern Responsibilities Include: 

-       Managing intake of constituent correspondence and casework.

-       Contacting federal agencies on behalf of constituents and relaying responses.

-       Assisting staff with administrative tasks and office operation.

-       Answering phone calls and assisting office visitors.

-       Attending and assisting with events.

-       Researching legislative initiatives and other short- and long-term research projects.

Qualifications:  Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are self-motivated and possess strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Backgrounds in political science, international relations, environmental studies, and communications are all desirable but not required. Applicants should have a strong attention to detail, problem-solving ability, and an interest in public service. Ties to Massachusetts are strongly preferred.

Commitment & Credit:  Internship opportunities are available on a full-time or part-time basis. School credit is possible if arranged and approved by the intern’s respective college or university.

 

Paid internships are awarded to low income students or to those who may not otherwise be able to afford to live or work in Boston, Massachusetts. Eligible applicants may submit a 1-2 page essay describing challenges that they have faced in pursuing their educational goals and explaining how this internship will further their professional aspirations.

 

Pursuant to federal law, an individual may not be hired for a paid Senate position in the continental United States unless the individual meets one of the following criteria:

  1. is a United States citizen; 
  2. is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  3. is (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
  4. owes allegiance to the United States. (Note: To meet this requirement, an individual must be (1) a non-citizen U.S. national born in or having ties to American Samoa or Swains Island (as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1408), or (2) a non-citizen U.S. national pursuant to section 302 of Public Law 94-241 (relating to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)).

 

Application: Interested students should email their resume, cover letter, and short essay (if applying for a paid internship) to Intern_Boston@markey.senate.gov. Application materials may also be sent by mail to:

 

ATTN: Tristan  

U.S. SENATOR EDWARD J. MARKEY

JFK Federal Building

15 New Sudbury Street

Boston, MA 02203

 

Application Deadline for the Spring 2020 Internship Program is November 22, 2019.

Application Deadline for the Summer 2020 Internship Program is April 3, 2020.

Intern in Senator Markey's Washington D.C. Office

 

Senator Markey’s Washington, DC office is currently accepting applications for Spring 2020.
 
Qualifications:  Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students and should be responsible self-starters who possess strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Backgrounds in political science, international relations, environmental studies, and communications are all desirable but not required. Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred.
 
Commitment & Credit:  Internship opportunities are available on a full-time or part-time basis and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as spaces are filled on a rolling basis.  School credit is possible for all internships if arranged and approved by the intern’s respective college or university.
 
Intern Responsibilities Include:
-Assisting the Senator and staff in all areas of the office operation.
-Interacting with and serving Massachusetts constituents
-Researching legislative initiatives and drafting replies to constituent inquiries; attending committee hearings and briefings; and assisting with a variety of legislative or press projects.  
-Handling intake of new constituent casework issues, contacting federal agencies on behalf of constituents and relaying responses and completing research projects 
 
Interns are assigned to work with senior legislative assistants based on issue interests or expertise.  The office seeks interns to work on a variety of issues, particularly Health Care, Education, Foreign Policy and Environmental Policy, but we welcome interns of all issue interests who possess a strong passion for public service.  
 

Paid internships are awarded to low income students or to those who may not otherwise be able to afford to live or work in Washington, D.C. Eligible applicants may submit a short essay describing challenges that they have faced in pursuing their educational goals and explaining how this internship will further their professional aspirations. This essay is reviewed separately from the internship application.

 

Pursuant to federal law, an individual may not be hired for a paid Senate position in the continental United States unless the individual meets one of the following criteria:

  1. is a United States citizen; 
  2. is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  3. is (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
  4. owes allegiance to the United States. (Note: To meet this requirement, an individual must be (1) a non-citizen U.S. national born in or having ties to American Samoa or Swains Island (as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1408), or (2) a non-citizen U.S. national pursuant to section 302 of Public Law 94-241 (relating to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)).
Interested students must submit their resume and cover letter to Intern_Markey@markey.senate.gov. Our office will start reviewing applications on Friday, November 15th.

Senate Page Program

Senate pages come from all across the United States. They are appointed and sponsored by a senator, they must be high school juniors, at least sixteen years old, and attend school. Senate page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Congressional complex. Other duties include preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. Pages attend classes in the early morning at the United States Senate Page School, a program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Every year, there are four established page sessions. The school calendar year consists of one fall semester session running through mid-January and

a spring semester session running from mid-January until mid-June. 

Additionally, the summer program consists of two sessions which are three or four weeks in duration, depending on the legislative calendar.

If you are interested in applying to be a Senate page please contact Senator Markey's Washington office directly at 202-224-2742. For a detailed history of the Senate page program please click here

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

The USSYP is an intensive week-long educational experience and scholarship sponsored by the United States Senate for outstanding Massachusetts high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in public service. 

If you are a high school junior or senior already serving as an elected official in your student body or other state or community organization, you may already be qualified to apply. For more information contact Senator Markey's office at 202-224-2742 or click here