Internships

Senator Bob Menendez’s office is currently accepting applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated undergraduate, graduate, and law students.

Please read the information below and then fill out one of the following applications.

Applicant Information

  • There are four different internship opportunities throughout the year:
    • Fall session is from August to December
    • Spring session is from January to May
    • There are two summer sessions (you can apply for either or both sessions):
      • Summer session one: May to June
      • Summer session two: July to August (you may apply to do both Summer internship sessions)
  • Internship application deadlines:
    • Fall Session: September 5
    • Spring Session: December 12 (State); December 18 (DC)
    • Summer Session One: April 8
    • Summer Session Two: April 16 
  • Applicants from New Jersey will be prioritized.
  • You should complete and submit your online application in one sitting. (Your responses will be saved once you click “send,” therefore you may want to draft answers in a separate document before beginning your online application.)
  • All internships are unpaid.
  • Please email internship@menendez.senate.gov or internship_NJ@menendez.senate.gov with any questions.

DC Internship

Candidates should also have strong research and writing skills. Duties include attending congressional hearings, writing memos, and assisting staff with legislative research. Interns will also be answering phones, giving U.S. Capitol tours, and processing mail. Internships are unpaid and applicants should indicate when applying which session they would prefer to work. New Jersey ties are preferred, but not required, and having Spanish language fluency is a plus. Prospective interns should be mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic. 

 

DC Press Internship

For Summer, interns may work just one session or both (May to August). Candidates must have strong writing skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping prepare daily press clips early in the morning, drafting press releases, managing press lists, creating graphics for social media, drafting social media posts, and assisting communications staffers with media interviews and events. In addition, press interns may be asked to help with a variety of administrative tasks, including answering phones, giving U.S. Capitol tours, as well as assisting staff with legislative research and drafting letters. All Senate internships are unpaid. New Jersey ties are preferred, but not required, and having Spanish language fluency is a plus. Prospective interns should be mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.