Internships

Working in a U.S. Senate office can be an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience. An internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and observe first-hand how our government operates. Interns gain practical work experience by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the office. Internships are available expressly for the purpose of furthering educational opportunities; therefore they are unpaid and awarded to college-level students.

State Offices

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2020 internship program in the state offices. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, references, short writing sample and time availability to Peters_Intern@peters.senate.gov as one PDF. Please write MI Intern in the subject line.

Interns in the state offices will be responsible for drafting constituent correspondence, answering phones, performing data entry and general office duties. 

Any applicant interested in applying to multiple offices must put both cities in subject line, for example- If you want to apply to both Detroit and Rochester, put Detroit Intern Rochester Intern in the subject line.

Washington, D.C. Office

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2020 internship program in the Washington D.C. office. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, references, short writing sample and time availability to Peters_Intern@peters.senate.gov as one PDF. Please write DC Intern in the subject line. 

Please include a response to the three questions below. Responses for each question should be no more than 150 words.

  • What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education and goals? 
  • Please explain why you seek a paid internship position in Senator Peters’ office and how you would benefit from receiving it.
  • What do you think is the most important issue facing the state of Michigan? How would you address it?

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.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

We are no longer accepting applications for our Spring 2020 internship class. Information about our Summer 2020 internship class will be posted in the coming months.