Applicants should have completed at least one year of college. Preference is given to Louisiana residents who have notified the Senator's office of their interest in the program prior to the term for which the student is applying. We also welcome Girl Scout interns and high school seniors in the Washington, D.C., area that need to fulfill volunteer hours. Internships are available all year long. Summer internships generally run for a four-week period during the summer sessions (between June and August), depending upon the availability of the intern.
All summer internship applications should be received by March 1.
Submit your application with the following information below:
- Application Form
- One-page essay stating why you are interested in interning for Senator Landrieu
- Letter of recommendation
What will I be doing?
Interns become familiar with the legislative process and become part of the Landrieu team by working in all facets of the office. In the Washington office, responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):
- Administrative work (mail, data entry, phones, filing, copying, errands)
- Press (clips, research)
- Legislative assistance (research legislation, attend committee hearings)
- Constituent service (reception, correspondence)
- Attending programs and events (intern briefings, hearings, press conferences and other Capitol Hill happenings)
In Louisiana offices, responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):
- Administrative work (answering phones, filing, copying, errands, data entry)
- Constituent service (answering inquiries, casework)
- Event planning
Where will I stay if I work in Washington?
There are various housing arrangements available for interns in the D.C. area. Our office can provide you with information on local college dormitories and apartments and assist you in finding housing. Each individual is responsible for paying for their transportation and housing.
Do I need to be a political science major?
We welcome students from all academic disciplines who are interested in public policy and learning more about the federal government. We seek individuals who possess a positive attitude and commitment to learning.
Can I receive academic credit?
Many of our interns have obtained academic credit for their internship. While each college or university has different criteria, many interns have received one credit hour for every forty hours worked. You may have additional reading materials or term papers assigned. Be sure to check with your advisor for details.