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Interning in a U.S. Senate office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. Learn more about how to apply for an internship or clerk program in Gary's personal or committee office.

STATE OFFICES INTERNSHIPS

Spring Internship Program

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is not currently accepting applications for interns, but will open the application for Spring 2023 on Monday, October 3rd, 2022. Interns in the state offices will be responsible for drafting constituent correspondence, answering phones, performing data entry and general office duties.

Interns can apply to the following State Office Locations:

  • Detroit
  • Grand Rapids
  • Lansing
  • Marquette
  • Pontiac
  • Saginaw
  • Traverse City

Applicants will select which office(s) they are interested in working at during the application process.

Michigan ties are preferred though not required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, and candidates who have relevant lived experiences and/or are directly impacted are encouraged to apply.

Once the application opens, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM)The application will open on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 and the deadline will be Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 11:59PM EST.

WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS

Spring Legislative Internship

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is not currently accepting applications for interns, but will open the application for Spring 2023 on Monday, October 3rd, 2022. Legislative interns in the Washington, D.C. office will attend briefings and hearings, draft constituent correspondence and conduct tours of the U.S. Capitol building. Interns will also perform data entry and general office duties. 

Michigan ties are preferred though not required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, and candidates who have relevant lived experiences and/or are directly impacted are encouraged to apply.

Once the application opens, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM)The application will open on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 and the deadline will be Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 11:59PM EST.

Spring Communications Internships:

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is not currently accepting applications for interns, but will open the application for Spring 2023 on Monday, October 3rd, 2022.

Responsibilities for the Press Intern include media monitoring and research, writing media advisories and press releases, drafting social media and general communications office support. The ideal candidate possesses strong writing skills, works well under deadline and thrives juggling multiple assignments. 

Responsibilities for the Digital Intern include assisting a fast-paced communications and digital team covering Senator Peters’ official office and work as Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Responsibilities include drafting social media – including content and graphics – assisting with the e-newsletter program, media monitoring and research, and general communications office support. The intern would be based in Senator Peters’ personal office and assist communications teams in both the personal office and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee office. The ideal candidate possesses strong writing skills, works well under deadline and thrives juggling multiple assignments.

Applicants will select which position(s) they are interested in during the application process.

Michigan ties are preferred though not required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, and candidates who have relevant lived experiences and/or are directly impacted are encouraged to apply.

Once the application opens, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM). The application will open on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 and the deadline will be Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 11:59PM EST.

COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Spring Law Clerk Program

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of Chairman Senator Gary C. Peters is not currently accepting applications for its Law Clerkship and Graduate Internship program. Our program will offer students the opportunity to gain substantive legal experience while participating in the oversight, investigations, and legislative processes. Students will assist Committee staff in conducting policy and legal research, reviewing documents, preparing for hearings and markups, and drafting letters, memoranda, and other written products. Applicants must be current law students with a demonstrated interest in public service and the legislative process. Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, and have a basic understanding of the legislative process. Law Clerks and graduate interns will work under the direction of Committee staff. Students will: Participate in Congressional oversight and investigations; Conduct research on topics within the Committee’s jurisdiction; Provide technical and legal analysis of pending legislation; Assist with hearing preparation, including drafting witness letters, witness lists, materials for briefing books for the Member, and pre- and post-hearing questions. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Upcoming 2023 Sessions

The Office of US Senator Gary C. Peters will be hosting Summer and Fall sessions in the upcoming 2023 calendar year.   

Summer 2023

Applications for the Summer 2023 session will be accepted starting on Monday, February 6th, 2023. The deadline will be Monday, March 13th, 2023 at 11:59PM EST. 

Fall 2023

Applications for the Fall 2023 session will be accepted starting on Monday, June 5th, 2023. The deadline will be Monday, July 10th, 2023 at 11:59PM EST.