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 Senator Carper’s Washington, D.C., Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown offices for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

How to Apply

To be considered for a Delaware or Washington Staff Internship, applicants must electronically submit a completed application package here. A complete internship application will include a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (500 word max.) and the application form. 

To be considered for a Washington D.C. Press Internship, applicants must electronically submit a completed application package here. A complete internship application will include a cover letter, resume, either a writing (500 words max) or digital sample and the application form.

To be considered for a Washington D.C. Scheduling/Operations Internship, applicants must electronically submit a completed application package here. A complete internship application will include a cover letter, resume, either a writing (500 words max) or digital sample and the application form.

To be considered for a Washington D.C. Press Internship, applicants must electronically submit a completed application package here. A complete internship application will include a cover letter, resume, either a writing (500 words max) or digital sample and the application form.

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

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.

Delaware Program

Interns in the Senator’s offices in Delaware (Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown) 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..

Office Locations

Washington, D.C.
Attn: DC Intern Coordinator
interncoordinator_carper@carper.senate.gov
513 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3190
Fax: (202) 228-2190

Dover
Attn: Dover Intern Coordinator
interncoordinator_carper@carper.senate.gov
555 East Loockerman Street, Suite 300
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 674-3308
Fax: (302) 674-5464

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

Georgetown
Attn: Georgetown Intern Coordinator
interncoordinator_carper@carper.senate.gov
12 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 856-7690
Fax: (302) 856-3001