• April 13th, 2024
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Congressman Grijalva Accepting Applications for Internships

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona is accepting internship applications for the Spring of 2019 in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices.

The deadline to apply for these positions is Monday, November 26th, 2018. In the D.C. Congressional Office, interns work closely with legislative and press staff, conduct legislative outreach and research, answer office phones, distribute mail, communicate with constituents, and may have the opportunity to assist with activities in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. In the Natural Resources Committee, interns assist committee staff with administrative support, conducting legislative research, compiling data, and drafting correspondence. In addition, interns in both offices may attend committee hearings, briefings, and meetings.

Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s Third Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Interns are unpaid and are responsible for lodging and transportation. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities that may be offered through their respective institutions or by other programs.

Anyone interested in working in the D.C. Congressional Office should submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa, Rep. Grijalva’s Internship Coordinator, at Cristina.Villa@mail.house.gov. Those seeking to apply directly with the U.S. Natural Resources Committee should indicate this in their application.

Interns at district offices assist staff with a variety of tasks, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, greeting constituents, writing letters and other administrative tasks. In addition, interns may help with long-term projects including constituent casework requests and projects of importance for the Third Congressional District. Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. There is no hard application deadline, but early submissions may receive priority.

Tucson District Office – For casework positions please submit a casework application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Alexandra Martinez at Alexandra.Martinez@mail.house.gov.

Tucson District Office – For community outreach positions please submit an outreach application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Cassandra Becerra at Cassandra.Becerra@mail.house.gov.

Somerton District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Martha Garcia at Martha.Garcia@mail.house.gov.

Avondale District Office– Submit an application form, cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Luis Falcon at Luis.Falcon@mail.house.gov.

Internship Application Deadlines and Program Dates:

Application Deadlines:

-2019 Spring: November 26, 2018

-2019 Summer: March 25, 2019

-2019 Fall: July 8, 2019

Internship Program Dates:

-Spring: January – May

-Summer: May – August

-Fall: September – December

For more information about internship positions and applications, visit: https://grijalva.house.gov or call Avondale office at 623-536-3388; Somerton office at 928-343-7933; Tucson office at 520- 622-6788; or DC office at 202-225-2435.