The United States Senate Page Program is a unique opportunity for high school students in their junior year to be exposed to the day-to-day operations of the Senate. The program allows students to gain exposure to the legislative branch in action while living, working, and attending classes on Capitol Hill. Senate page duties primarily consist of delivering correspondence and legislative materials within the Capitol complex. Pages also take messages for Senators, prepare the chamber for Senate sessions, and deliver bills and amendments.
There are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters that run from early September through mid-January and from mid-January through mid-June. The summer program consists of two sessions that are three or four weeks in duration depending on the legislative calendar. Pages will receive a salary.
A page must be sponsored by a Senator. There are 30 page positions, so not all Senators can appoint a page. Due to the limited number of positions and the volume of interested students, competition is abundant and, unfortunately, not all students who seek a position can be accommodated.
Eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before his or her appointment date. Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State and must have a Social Security number.
To be considered for sponsorship, applicants must email, mail, or fax a completed application packet to the Washington, D.C. office. A complete packet will include a resume, cover letter, one letter of recommendation, a writing sample (1,000-word max.) and the application form.
For more information on the page program or the application process, please email email@example.com.