Internships

Applications for fall internships are due July 14th.

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Senator Casey is pleased to offer internships in his Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania offices to undergraduate and graduate students during the spring, summer and fall semesters. While our office welcomes all applicants, preference will be given to candidates with a Pennsylvania background. Interns will gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the daily operations of a Senate office, working with constituents and staff on issues affecting Pennsylvania.

Intern in Washington, DC

Legislative, press and operations internships are only available in the DC office. All paid internship positions, including the Sullivan and Higginbotham internships, are only available in the DC office.

Press Internships

Press internships are available to enthusiastic, professional college students or recent college graduates with an interest in politics and media. Intern duties include compiling press clips, media monitoring, writing press releases and supporting the daily running of the press office.

Legislative Internships

Legislative internships consist of a combination of legislative and administrative work. Intern duties include but are not limited to legislative research, attending briefings and hearings, preparing briefing memos, drafting constituent response letters, checking the front office voicemail, sorting incoming mail, and data entry. Interns also handle a variety of miscellaneous projects that surface on a given day.

Operations Internship

The operations intern will support the work of the administrative and executive staffs.  Specifically, this intern works directly with the Administrative Director and other senior staff members, to fulfill various constituent requests, assist with the management of the office’s financial accounts, help process scheduling requests, and complete other unique administrative projects.  This internship is a great opportunity to see how a Senate office functions from top to bottom, and learn how to navigate the Senate as an institution by interfacing with several support organizations.  Applicants should thrive on organization, have a keen attention to detail, be relentlessly adaptable, and derive genuine satisfaction from helping to keep order and ensure sure things run well. 

Veterans Internship

Returning veterans or members of the armed services who are currently enrolled in educational programs such as the Post 9/11 GI-Bill or are recent graduates may apply to the Veterans Internship. The internship is available year-round for candidates looking to explore opportunities to serve the public within the civilian government. Candidates should be interested in the legislative process and gaining additional experiences in public service and the federal government. Duties of this internship are the same as legislative internship but with the added responsibilities of acting as a resource for the legislative staff on veterans and armed services/military issues and coordinating special projects for Pennsylvania veterans and service members.

Sullivan and Higginbotham Internships

We offer two paid internships in named honor of two outstanding Pennsylvanians, open to qualifying Pennsylvania students. Please note we also offer an additional limited number of paid internships to qualified interns in Washington, DC.

The Leon H. Sullivan Internship, based in our Washington, DC office, provides an opportunity for undergraduate university students from Pennsylvania to gain access and exposure to the activities of the United States Senate and also work to further Leon Sullivan's vision for a better America and global community. The Leon Sullivan internship is available year-round. Senator Casey will select one candidate for the fall semester, the spring semester, the early summer and the late summer. The summer internships are full-time positions. Click here for a biography of Leon H. Sullivan.

The A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. internship is open to students enrolled in law school, or planning to enroll in law school, who are residents of Pennsylvania. Each summer, Senator Casey will select one applicant to serve as a paid intern for six weeks in the Washington, DC office. The internship will provide the opportunity to participate in the legislative process while working to further the cause of equal justice. Click here for a biography of A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

There are separate essay questions for the A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Internship and the Leon H. Sullivan Internship.

Intern in a Pennsylvania Office

Pennsylvania office internships are available for college and graduate students in all of Senator Casey’s state offices, located in Philadelphia, Scranton, Erie, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Bellefonte and Allentown. Interns should possess poise and professional behavior, and demonstrate an interest in government service and assisting the people of Pennsylvania. Interns assist the Senator’s state staff with a variety of duties including community outreach, correspondence, monitoring news outlets for daily developments, assisting with staffing of events, and assigned special projects. Internships primarily focused on constituent services are usually concentrated in the Harrisburg office; however interns may also assist staff with these services in other state offices as needed. No stipend is provided and applicants with Pennsylvania ties are given preference.

Application Procedure and Paid Internships

Applications for Fall 2019 are open through July 14. The Fall Session is from September 3 through December 13.

Our office is proud to offer paid internships to a limited number of qualified applicants in our Washington, DC office. Please note that at this time we have limited capacity to offer paid internships in Washington, DC, and are not able to provide paid internships in our Pennsylvania offices.

All internship applicants must apply through our online application:

Please be sure to fill out all of the fields completely before submitting. If you wish to be considered for an internship in Senator Casey's office, your application must be complete and submitted, along with your resume, by the posted deadline.

If you have any questions please send an e-mail to internships@casey.senate.gov.