Internships & Page Programs
Students interning with one of my offices will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and get a firsthand look at how the U.S. Senate works. Full-time and part-time internships are available in my Washington, D.C. and Virginia offices year round.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, my office is unable to offer an internship to every applicant. Interested candidates should fill out an application by following the instructions and send the completed application to our office at the address provided. The summer session is reserved for rising seniors in college due to the large number of applications we receive during that time of the year. The fall/winter and spring sessions are open to students at any point in their college careers. Preference will be given to Virginia residents and in-state college students.
Washington, D.C. Office:
Interns in my Washington, D.C. office will get an up close look at the legislative process and see how the U.S. Senate functions. D.C. interns research legislative issues, give tours of the Capitol, attend committee hearings, and provide administrative support to my staff. For further information about internship opportunities in my Washington, D.C. office, please call Kathy Wilmoth at 202-224-6899.
Internships in the state offices allow students to see how my work helps Virginians throughout the Commonwealth. Interns assist in research as well as special projects and events. They also perform various administrative tasks such as greeting guests, sorting mail and drafting correspondence. For more information about interning in the state offices, you may contact my Regional Directors at the numbers below. Hiring decisions will be made by the Regional Director in each office. Internships are available in the following offices:
· Richmond 804-771-2221
· Virginia Beach 757-518-1674
· Roanoke 540-682-5693
· Manassas 703-361-3192
· Abingdon 276-525-4790
U.S. Senate Page Program
Living away from home and attending school with students from across the country allows Pages to experience a myriad of new ideas, perspectives, and issues. Pages meet some of the nation's prominent leaders and witness firsthand the political debates of the United States Senate.
There are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters that run from early September through mid-January and from mid-January through mid-June. The summer program consists of two sessions that are three or four weeks depending on the legislative calendar. For further information about Senate Page Program opportunities for Virginians, please call Kathy Wilmoth at 202-224-6899.
Requirements for the page program:
- Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator
- Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a social security number
- Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment.
- Summer Page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment
- Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a home school transcript and a certification of immunization to qualify for attendance at the school
- A general health assessment completed by a licensed physician is required, in addition to a certification of immunization
- Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
U.S. Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is an intensive week-long educational experience and scholarship sponsored by the United States Senate for outstanding high school students interested in public service careers. For more information, please visit the website www.ussenateyouth.org