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Congressman Tom Garrett

Representing the 5th District of Virginia

Congressional Internships

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General Information

Congressman Garrett is honored to continue welcoming students and entry-level workers to his staff for internship positions. Throughout his first year in office, the Congressman has been honored to staff each office with students from colleges and high schools from all over Virginia, including the 5th District. If you are interested in learning more about DC or District internships, please see below. For information on what to submit and where, please fill out the application in the link above. Please note, prioritization will be given to students from Virginia's Fifth Congressional District.

For all other questions or general inquiries, please contact our Washington, DC office at 202-225-4711.

Washington, DC

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for students. Although internships are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The 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.

In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, assist with floor speeches and talking memos for the communications shop, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

District Offices (Danville or Charlottesville)

In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.