Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware

The internship program in Senator Carper's office is an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain experience on Capitol Hill, participate in the legislative process and see democracy at work. Our interns will gain a comprehensive understanding of the political process and practical skills in preparation for future professional pursuits.

The internship program is open to college students and recent graduates with a record of academic excellence and strong interest in public service. Preference is given to Delaware residents. Positions are available in Washington, D.C. and Delaware for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Washington, D.C. Program

Interns in Washington, D.C. are fully integrated into office operations. They work with the legislative team to perform research, draft letters and memos, and attend hearings. Interns also work with the administrative and scheduling teams to greet constituents, answer phones, give tours and provide general administrative support. Our interns also work with the press team to monitor media and we encourage them to attend capitol events throughout the Senate and House of Representatives.

Delaware Program

Interns in Delaware work closely with statewide staff to develop a thorough knowledge of local issues and constituent needs. Our interns support office staff and answer constituent calls, conduct legislative research and monitor local news outlets for daily developments. Interns have the opportunity to attend events, such as the state fair and town hall meetings.

How to Apply

To be considered for an internship, applicants must email, mail, or fax a completed application package to the designated office location by the deadline. A complete application will include a cover letter, resume, one letter of recommendation, a writing sample (500 word max.) and the application form.

Mail sent to the Washington, D.C. office can be delayed due to U.S. Senate mail screening procedures. For this reason, students applying to the Washington, D.C. internship should submit completed applications by fax or email to interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov.

For more information on the internship program or the application process, please email interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring Term (all offices): January 31, 2015
  • Summer Term (all offices): April 11, 2014
  • Fall Term (all offices): August 31, 2014

Please note: Spring and Fall applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early.

Office Locations:

Washington, D.C.
Attn: Greg Hershman
interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov
513 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2441
Fax: 202-228-2190

Wilmington
Attn: Brad Simon
301 North Walnut Street, Suite 102L-1
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-573-6291
Fax: 302-573-6434

Dover
Attn: Lori James
500 West Loockerman Street, Suite 470
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-674-3308
Fax: 302-674-5464

Georgetown
Attn: Jymayce Wescott
12 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-856-7690
Fax: 302-856-300