Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9, Tacoma) is currently looking for spring interns for his Washington D.C. office, as well as year-round internships for his Tacoma, Washington office.  The Washington D.C. will be from January 6, 2003 - May 15, 2003.  Interns will learn about the daily operations of Congress and its inner workings as part of a hard-working team of people working each day to better serve the citizens of Washington state.

Interns responsibilities consist of both administrative and legislative duties including attending committee hearings, briefings, researching and writing responses to constituent inquiries, opening mail and answering the phones.

Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester/quarter of college.  Students should be interested in the legislative process and have strong writing and research skills.  The willingness to undertake a variety of projects and the ability to work independently is also important.  

Internships are available for school credit if approved by the college/university.

For information or details on internships, contact Katy Andrew, D.C. Office Manager and Scheduler, at (202) 225-8901 or email her at katy.andrew@mail.house.gov.

Deadline for Washington D.C. spring 2003 intern applications is November 1, 2002.  To be considered for a D.C. internship, please email Katy Andrew at katy.andrew@mail.house.gov with the following information in a complete application: cover letter, resume, and a one-page statement on why you would like to be a congressional intern.  

There is no deadline for internships in the Tacoma, Washington office.  For more information, please contact Diane Brazell at (253) 593-6600 or diane.brazell@mail.house.gov for more details on positions in the district.  District office intern applications should include a cover letter expressing your interest in the internship program and a current resume.