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 that applicants with strong ties to Orange County are given preference.

District Internships

U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter’s District Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduates, graduate students, and post-grads for her district office (DO) internship program in Irvine, California.


  • Answer incoming phone calls to log opinions, connect staffers to outside stakeholders, and direct callers to appropriate resources;
  • Enter and organize incoming constituent messages from mail and voicemail into the IQ database;
  • Draft form letters responding to constituent concerns;
  • Respond to constituent messages through phone calls or emails as needed;
  • Assist casework team with helping constituents with federal agencies;
  • Track and input meetings with partners, stakeholders, and constituents in IQ; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the DO Internship Coordinator.

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Preference will be given to interns who can work in-person in the office from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but part-time candidates will also be considered. A monthly stipend is also available.

To apply for a district-based internship with Congresswoman Porter, please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to with subject line "Desired Session – DO Internship" (e.g., Summer 2021 DO Internship).

Applications for District Internships will be accepted until:

  • December 4, 2022 for the Spring session (January through April)
  • March 31, 2023 for the Summer session (May through August)
  • July 23, 2023 for the Fall session (September through December)
Please note that all applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application after the stated deadline.