Washington, DC

Fall 2021 internships in our Washington, DC office will be in-person.

The deadline for fall applications is end of day Sunday, July 18, 2021. This is a paid position: accepted applicants will receive a pro-rated stipend.  

The Office of Rep. Josh Harder offers paid internships in our Washington office throughout the fall, spring and summer terms. Our hands-on internship program offers highly motivated undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to gain real-world experience in government and politics. Over the course of their service, interns will gain a deeper knowledge of the federal government and strengthen their communications, writing, problem-solving, and time-management skills.

We do our best to accommodate requirements for college credit.

Responsibilities will vary but may include:

  • Communicating with constituents through mail, email, and over the phone
  • Conducting research to be used for floor speeches, memos, committee hearings, and other legislative business
  • Monitoring press coverage, current events, and House business 
  • Attending briefings and hearings
  • Administrative tasks as assigned

All individuals are encouraged to apply. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply: 

Summer Internships: May through the end of August
Fall Internships: September through the end of December
Spring Internships: January through end of April

To apply for an internship with the Office of Congressman Josh Harder, send your resume, cover letter and a 1-2 page writing sample as a PDF to Please include the days and times you will be available to intern, your desired start date, and any requirements your school has in order for you to receive credit in your cover letter. Please format the subject line of your email “DC Internship - First Name Last Name - Spring/Summer/Fall.”


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 casework or work on District-based projects of importance.

To apply for a district internship please submit an application, cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to Please format the subject line of your email “District Internship - First Name Last Name - Spring/Summer/Fall.”