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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

Internships

The internship program offers students an excellent opportunity to serve their community, as well as to learn through hands on-experience. The program aims to give students the knowledge, tools, and experience needed to pursue future professional goals. Interns are expected to commit to the program and will have the opportunity to make a genuine contribution to the Congressman’s work on behalf of the 29th District. There is also an opportunity to apply for the Paid Internship Program, please see below for more information.

District Office- Panorama City.

General responsibilities include:

  • Attending local events with staff
  • Answering constituent phone correspondence
  • Conducting legislative research
  • Assist with constituent casework
  • Work on District-based projects with staff

The District Office requires a minimum participation of 15 hours per week

Washington DC- Rayburn House Building:

Hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

General responsibilities include:

  • Attending briefings on behalf of staff
  • Answering constituent phone correspondence
  • Front office administrative duties
  • Legislative research
  • Lead tours of the U.S. Capitol
  • Assist with constituent correspondence letters
  • Other duties as assigned

If you are interested in an internship with either office location, please provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Paid Internship Program (Washington DC office only)

Recently the House Administration granted Congressional offices to pay their interns. As such, this program requires that each paid intern work full time beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in session and 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. non-session days, Monday through Friday. Transit benefits are available to paid interns only. If you would like additional information please contact my office at (202) 225-6131.

If you are interested in the Paid Internship Program, please provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two writing samples

Internship Application

 

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