Internships

Senator Hassan offers internships in both her Washington, D.C. and New Hampshire offices. Internships in Senator Hassan’s office provide hands-on experience, allowing students to learn alongside Senator Hassan’s professional staff as they work on behalf of the people of New Hampshire.

Preference will be given to students who are from New Hampshire or are enrolled in a New Hampshire college or university, although all interested students with a solid academic record, involvement within their community, and eagerness to learn more about the federal government are encouraged to apply.

Our internship program is intended for those who have completed at least a year of college, although applicants with compelling experience may qualify. Successful applicants will have strong writing and research skills, the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, and enthusiasm for engaging with constituents in person and on the phone. 

Washington D.C. Office

The Washington, D.C., legislative internship gives students the opportunity to learn how the Senate functions and how it interacts with the House of Representatives, as well as the Executive and Judicial branches of the federal government. 

Legislative interns may have the opportunity to sit in on committee hearings and briefings, assist with legislative projects, attend educational events in and around Washington D.C., and lead Capitol tours. Interns will also assist with mail room duties, provide administrative support, and participate in front office staffing. 

Press internships are also available in the Washington, D.C., office for individuals who are interested in political communication. Press interns work closely with the communications team and help support all aspects of their work. Press interns will assist with monitoring the news, drafting written materials, and social media. 

New Hampshire Office

The New Hampshire internships provides a local perspective on how our office engages with community stakeholders and helps constituents resolve issues involving federal agencies. Other opportunities may include attending community meetings and events, fielding phone calls from constituents, drafting letters, as well as conducting research and writing memos. 


Compensation

Internships with Senator Hassan’s office are paid positions. Stipends may be provided to candidates who meet legal age and work requirements. Applicants must be able to provide proper legal documentation to work in the United States.

In addition if your institution offers credit for internships we may be able to satisfy your institution’s requirements, subject to applicable rules.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2019 Session: November 16, 2018
  • Summer 2019 Session: March 15, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Session: July 14, 2019

We are currently accepting applications for interns for Spring 2019 (see below). Please direct any questions to internships@hassan.senate.gov.