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

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez seeks full time interns for the summer sessions in his Washington, D.C. office. Prospective interns should be mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic. 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. This internship is unpaid. New Jersey ties are preferred, but not required, and having Spanish language fluency is a plus.

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. This internship is 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.

Opening Doors Internship

Far too often, qualified students cannot afford to come intern in our office because of the costs of housing, transportation, and food. Senator Menendez is committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn more about government and the legislative process. Democracy is most effective when everyone has a seat at the table. Senator Menendez is asking for students, who would not otherwise be able to afford interning in Washington, of all diverse backgrounds, to apply for a fall session internship. If accepted, each intern would receive a stipend of $5,000 to help pay for the costs of living in Washington, D.C. Prospective interns should be mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic. Candidates should also have strong research and writing skills.  All candidates for this stipend must be students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, and all candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be considered for the Opening Doors Internship. Applications from individuals with New Jersey ties are preferred.

Newark Press Internship

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, filming and editing video, and assisting communications staffers with event planning, media interviews and staffing the senator. In addition, press interns may be asked to help with a variety of administrative tasks, including answering phones, 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. In your application, please indicate that you are interested in the press internship position.