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Providing opportunities to students across Pennsylvania

Senator Casey is pleased to provide two opportunities for Pennsylvania students looking to learn more about their government and become involved in its operations. 

The internship program offers students currently enrolled in a higher education program an opportunity to work in one of Senator Casey’s eight offices in Washington and throughout the Commonwealth. The program is offered four times a year — Fall, Spring, Summer I, and Summer II — and is an excellent opportunity to see how a Senate office functions and to learn how to navigate the Senate as an institution.

The Senate Page Program offers high school juniors unique insight into the work of the United States Senate. Pages assist Senators and Senate floor and cloakroom staff while the Senate is in session, distribute filed amendments and vote tallies to offices, assist during votes, and more. The Page Program is extremely competitive. There are only 30 Page slots for the entire Senate per session and a Senate office's recommended candidate is not guaranteed a slot.

Internships

Senator Casey offers internships in each of his offices across Pennsylvania and in Washington.

Candidates must be active college students, graduate students, or veterans enrolled in educational programs, in order to apply.

Intern candidates should embody professional behavior and individual responsibility. They must thrive on personal organization, have keen attention to detail, and be relentlessly adaptable and capable of managing deadlines simultaneously. Excellent writing skills are essential, as is a demonstrated interest in government service and assisting the people of the Commonwealth.

Senator Casey is proud to pay his interns $16 an hour in both Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

Intern in Washington, DC

Internships in Senator Casey’s Washington, DC, office are geared toward students with an appetite for policy work, media relations, and administrative processes.

When applying, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred concentration – Legislative, Communications, Research, or work with the Special Committee on Aging.

Intern in Pennsylvania

Internships are available in each of Senator Casey’s Pennsylvania offices – Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, and State College.

In-state interns assist the Senator’s staff with a variety of duties, including community outreach, casework correspondence, monitoring daily news developments, assisting with event staffing, and assigned special projects.

Only Constituent Services and Community Outreach concentrations are available in the Pennsylvania offices.

Application Process

All internship applicants must apply through Senator Casey's online application, below. Internships are fully in-person. Candidates must be able to commit to 20 hours per week (Spring and Fall semesters) or 40 hours per week (Summer sessions).

Applications for the Fall 2024 internship session will open the morning of Friday, June 7th and close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 7th. All applicants must be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week. 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 and three references, by the posted deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

If you have any questions, please call Senator Casey's office at (202) 224-6324 or email to Internships@casey.senate.gov.  

Page Program

The Senate Page Program is a unique opportunity for high school juniors to experience the United States Senate in a way like no other. It is a rigorous and competitive program. Applicants must be relentlessly adaptable, mature, and capable of maintaining a busy academic and work schedule concurrently.

Requirements

Each year, there are four sessions: Fall, Spring, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II. In order to be appointed as a Senate Page, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States (or subject to agreements of the Department of State), and must have a social security number;
  • Must be sixteen or seventeen years of age on the date of appointment (i.e., may not have turned eighteen); and
  • Must be enrolled in their junior year of high school. (Summer Pages may be rising juniors or rising seniors.)

Fall and Spring Pages must be enrolled in the United States Senate Page School and maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0/B. The academic day begins at 6:00 AM and ends at 9:45 AM.

During the Fall and Spring sessions, Pages are required to live in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. The cost of living in Webster Hall is $780 per month. Breakfast and dinner are provided for the Pages. The cost of rent and food is automatically deducted from the Page’s stipend.

Webster Hall is located two blocks from the Hart Senate Office Building. Staff includes a Program Director, Administrative Aide, and four proctors. U.S. Capitol Police maintain a 24-hour security desk and require all individuals to present identification and all visitors to sign in. During the Summer sessions, Pages can request arrangements for alternate housing.

The Senate Page Program requires a full medical history for each Page so staff can respond appropriately in the event of a medical emergency. It also requires immunizations that are mandated for students in the District of Columbia. Immunization exemptions are not permitted. Pages are required to be covered by health insurance. If they do not have coverage, they must enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Applying

The Fall sessions run from early September to mid-January, the Spring sessions from mid-January to mid-June, and the Summer sessions are three to four weeks in length.

Session Application Due Date
Fall 2024 Not available yet
Spring 2024 Not available through this office
Summer I 2024 CLOSED
Summer II 2024 CLOSED

All Senate Page Program applicants must apply through Senator Casey's online application, below.

If you are applying to be a Fall or Spring Page, please communicate with your high school before completing your application. You should determine how Page School academic credits would transfer back to your school, should you be offered a Page position.

Please note that there are only 30 Page slots for each session and Senator Casey is not guaranteed a slot in the Page program for every session. Sometimes, even the most impressive applicants are not able to be appointed.

If you wish to be considered for a Page appointment by Senator Casey, your application must be complete and submitted, along with your resume and three references, by the posted deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please call Senator Casey's office at (202) 224-6324 or email Pages@casey.senate.gov. You can also visit pageprogram.senate.gov for more information.