By Phillip Clelland
Special to The SUN
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, D.C., and Colorado offices.
In addition to his Washington office, internships are available year round in the following Colorado locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins and Pueblo.
Interns in the Washington office have the opportunity to research various policy issues, attend congressional hearings and briefings, draft correspondence, and conduct U.S. Capitol tours for visiting Coloradans.
Colorado interns assist constituent advocates as they meet with and assist Coloradans who need help navigating the federal government, attend local meetings and events, and draft correspondence. Graduate student interns research policy issues and provide recommendations to senior staff. Interns may match projects based on their area of interest, including tax policy, small business, economic development, veterans issues, education, entrepreneurship, energy, bioscience, or aerospace.
“Internships in my Colorado and Washington offices offer young people a unique opportunity to experience Congress at an exciting time,” said Bennet. “Interns will gain hands-on experience by providing support to my staff and me as we work together to better serve Coloradans and bring true reform to our nation’s capital. I encourage any young person interested in the legislative process, a career in public service, or in helping me to fix a broken Washington to apply.”
Interested students and recent graduates should apply online at www.bennet.senate.gov/services/internships/.
The deadline to apply for an internship in Washington for the fall semester is Aug. 15. This is an unpaid position.
For internships in one of Bennet’s Colorado offices, applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and can apply any time, until all positions are filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply before Sept. 1.
If you have questions, contact Haley Martin at Haley_Martin@bennet.senate.gov for the D.C program or for the Colorado program, contact Alexis Harrigan at Alexis_Harrigan@bennet.senate.gov.