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Senator Markey’s Boston, MA office is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2022 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:

  • is a United States citizen;
  • is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • 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
  • 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  Application materials may also be sent by mail to:  

ATTN: Rakabe Abraham  


JFK Federal Building

15 New Sudbury Street

Boston, MA 02203               

Application Deadline for the Summer 2022 Internship Program is May 9, 2022.

Senator Markey's office wants our internship program to be as accessible as possible. While we have limited funding to pay interns, there are external organizations that offer funding for congressional internships. We encourage applicants to consider:


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.