Internships

Internship Information

Interns are a valuable part of the office and have the unique opportunity to see the legislative process in action. Internships are open to college students and recent graduates.

Please note that we often receive more applications than we can accommodate, and applicants with strong ties to the 45th District are given preference.


DC Internships:
U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter’s Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates for her DC office internship program.

Intern responsibilities will include both policy and administrative support. Interns may answer phones, draft constituent correspondence, research legislation, assist legislative staff, attend briefings, lead tours, or perform other responsibilities based on the office’s needs and student’s interests.

Interns are expected in the office from 9 am to 6 pm when Congress is in session, and 9 am to 5 pm when not in session, however hours are flexible based on a student’s course schedule. A monthly stipend is also available.

District Internships:
U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter’s District Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduates and graduate students for her district office internship program in Irvine, California.

District interns can expect to gain experience and training in a wide range of areas including public policy research, constituent services and outreach, attend community events, district correspondence, public affairs relations, and administrative skills including answering phones. In addition, interns may be assigned to work on District-based policy initiatives of important guided by staff members.

District interns are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during the Winter/Spring cycle and 12 hours per week during the Summer cycle. We encourage interns to gain additional experience in our program with more opportunities available based on your academic schedule. College course credit is accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the internship coordinator Adrian Narayan at Adrian.Narayan@mail.house.gov.

Applications for DC Internships:
To apply for a DC internship with Congresswoman Porter, please: Qualified candidates should be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, and possess strong writing skills. Representative Porter’s office is an equal opportunity employer and minorities, women, and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. Applications for DC internships will be accepted until:
  • November 15 for the Winter/Spring session (typically January through April)
  • March 15 for the Summer session (typically May through August)
  • July 15 for the Fall session (typically September through December)
Applications for District Internships:
To apply for a district internship with Congresswoman Porter, please:
  • Email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Adrian.Narayan@mail.house.gov with "Internship", and desired session in the subject line (e.g. Internship - Summer 2020)
Qualified candidates should be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask, and possess strong writing skills. Representative Porter’s office is an equal opportunity employer and minorities, women, and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply.

Applications for District internships are accepted on a rolling basis.