The internship program in the Office of Senator Tom Carper is an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain experience in a professional setting, participate in the legislative process, and experience democracy at work. Interns can gain a comprehensive understanding of the political process as well as practice practical skills that will help with preparation for future pursuits.

The internship program is open to college students and recent graduates with a record of academic excellence and a 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 staff to perform research, draft letters and memos, and attend hearings. Interns provide general administrative support by helping to greet constituents, answer phones, and give tours. Our interns also work with the scheduling team and press staff. Interns are encouraged to attend special events that occur in the Senate and the House of Representatives and will have the opportunity to explore the many monuments and landmarks of our Nation’s Capital.

Applicants to the Washington, D.C. Program should apply using the OAM Senate Digital Portal Below.

How to Apply

To be considered for an internship, applicants must electronically submit a completed application package. A complete application will include a cover letter, resume, 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 at the application link provided.

For more information on the internship program or the application process, please email

The Washington, D.C. legislative internship application form can be found here.

The Washington, D.C. press internship application form can be found here.

The in-state, Delaware internship application form can be found via word doc here, and can be submitted to Please clearly indicate in the subject line of your email which Delaware office you are interested in interning with!

Delaware Program

Interns in the Senator’s offices in Delaware work closely with staff throughout the State to develop a thorough knowledge of local issues and constituent needs. Interns support office staff and answer constituent calls, conduct research, and monitor local news outlets for daily developments. State interns have the opportunity to attend events with Senator Carper, such as constituent events and town hall meetings.

Applicants to the in-state, Delaware Program should apply using the word doc attached below.

Application Priority Deadlines

  • Spring Term (all offices): January 10
  • Summer Term (all offices): April 10 
  • Fall Term (all offices): August 10

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: Chase Wagers
513 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2441
Fax: (202) 228-2190

Attn: Dover Intern Coordinator
555 East Loockerman Street, Suite 300
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 674-3308
Fax: (302) 674-5464

Attn: Wilmington Intern Coordinator 
301 North Walnut Street,
Suite 102L-1 Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 573-6291
Fax: (302) 573-6434

Attn: Georgetown Intern Coordinator
12 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 856-7690
Fax: (302) 856-3001