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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

Internship Program

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters offers internships during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. The Office is accepting applicants for the Summer 2024 Session starting on Monday, January 29th, 2024. The Summer session runs from Monday, May 13th, 2024 to Friday, August 16th, 2024. Please see below for application windows and deadlines.

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
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Lansing
  • Marquette
  • Pontiac
  • Traverse City


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.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM)The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.

Statement of Equal Employment Policy: The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is an equal employment opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate rules and regulations and applicable federal laws.


WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS

DC Legislative Internship

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters offers paid legislative internships during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. Please see below for application windows and deadlines.

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.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM). The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.
https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/71669330-15a3-4d6a-b4d1-049171f96278/

Statement of Equal Employment Policy: The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is an equal employment opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate rules and regulations and applicable federal laws.


Communications Internships:

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters offers paid communications internships during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.  Please see below for application windows and deadlines.

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 in Senator Peters’ personal office. Responsibilities include drafting social media – including content and graphics – video editing, assisting with the e-newsletter program, media monitoring and research, and general communications office support. 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.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM)The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.

Statement of Equal Employment Policy: The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is an equal employment opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate rules and regulations and applicable federal laws.

COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Internship and Clerkship Application

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of Chairman Senator Gary Peters, offers clerk programs and internships during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. Please see below for application windows and deadlines.

Students will gain substantive 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 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.

Graduate and Undergraduate Interns will assist staff in performing research, drafting letters and memos, attend hearings, and provide general administrative support to the Committee.

Law Clerks 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.

Press Intern will support the team by monitoring media, writing media advisories and press releases, drafting social media and providing general communications office support. 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.

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 values diversity, equity and inclusion, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who have relevant lived experience and/or have been directly impacted by the policy portfolio. 

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 values diversity, equity and inclusion, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who have relevant lived experience and/or have been directly impacted by the policy portfolio.

The application portal opens on Monday, January 29th and closes on Monday, February 19th.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample through the Senate’s Online Application Manager at this link: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/5dd6af68-1940-4d5b-a281-acc7cb486049/

Statement of Equal Employment Policy: The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is an equal employment opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate rules and regulations and applicable federal laws


Upcoming 2024 Sessions


Summer 2024

Applications for the Summer 2024 session will be accepted starting on Monday, January 29th, 2024. The deadline will be Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.


Fall 2024

Applications for the Summer 2024 session will be accepted starting on Monday, June 3rd, 2024. The deadline will be Monday, June 24th, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.