Internships

Who Can Apply?

We primarily accept college students who possess a great interest in public service.  Applicants are not required to be from Ohio, however constituents of Ohio’s 9th Congressional District and Ohio students are encouraged to apply.

Where Are Internships Offered?

Interns are placed in our Washington, DC office and our district office, located in Toledo.

When Are Internships Available?

Part-time and full-time internships are available throughout the year. In order to earn college credit, students must commit to at least 10 hours per week. Housing cannot be provided so applicants are encouraged to consider their housing needs early.

When Are Application Deadlines?

Winter/Spring Internship Term (January-May): Applications must be submitted by October 1.

Summer Internship Term (May-August): Applications must be submitted by February 1.

Fall Internship Term (August-December): Applications must be submitted by June 1.  

What Activities Does an Intern Perform?

Interns in my Washington, DC office work closely with the professional staff on a variety of legislative projects. Responsibilities include attending hearings, preparing legislative reports, researching specific issues and compiling information to respond to constituents' inquiries.  Clerical work such as answering phones, purchasing supplies, and data entry are required and a critical piece of the internship.

Interns learn the legislative process and gain valuable hands on experience. Interns learn the workings of a Congressional office and have the ability to network on the Hill.  Students with a particular interest in environment, trade, economics, and community development are encouraged to apply.

Interns in my district offices concentrate on researching constituent inquiries for information and help in dealing with federal agencies. In addition, interns accompany district staff to meetings of local civic and professional organizations. Some clerical work is expected.

Where Will I Live?

Summer intern housing is available in university dormitories and year-round in rental apartments in the surrounding area.  Congresswoman Kaptur’s office does not directly assist in housing funding or placement. 

How Do I Apply?

Interns are selected on the basis of written work and a personal interview. Please call my Toledo or Washington, DC office depending on where you would like to serve:

Toledo, OH: (419) 259-7500

Washington, DC: (202) 225-4146

 

You can also submit a cover letter, current resume and two writing samples directly to the office where you are applying:

Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Attn: Internship Coordinator

Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
One Maritime Plaza, Sixth Floor
Toledo, OH 43604
Attn: Theresa Morris-Ramos