Internships

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) represents the 3rd Congressional District, which includes most of Multnomah County and the northern half of Clackamas County. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Congressman Blumenauer has created a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for Livable Communities: places where people are safe, healthy and economically secure. Currently a member of the Ways and Means Committee, the Congressman also co-chairs the Congressional Bike Caucus and Congressional Cannabis Caucus.

***We are currently accepting applications for remote summer 2021 internships. All applications must be received by 5 pm PT on March 19th, 2021 in order to be considered for review.*** 

Summer 2020 Remote Internship

Our remote internship for Summer 2020 will provide interns an opportunity to work with staff in both the Portland and Washington, DC offices. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, interns will work remotely for the duration of the summer and can be located anywhere. Applicants from the Portland area are preferred. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1000 to $2000/month depending on hours.

General internship responsibilities will include:

  • Responding to constituent requests and letters
  • Fielding constituent communications
  • Maintaining and updating constituent database
  • Attending briefings on behalf of staff
  • Assisting with legislative research
  • Assisting with constituent casework

In addition to daily tasks, interns will work with staff to complete a research project on a policy issue of their choice.

Qualified applicants should be:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Pro-active, detail-oriented, and committed to following through on assigned tasks
  • Consistent and professional demeanor
  • Ability to manage one’s own time independently and with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to following up

Internships are geared towards rising college juniors, seniors or recent graduates. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with at least two professional or academic references to Tucker.Johnson@mail.house.gov and Shae.McCulloch@mail.house.gov.

In the body of your email message, please indicate what dates you will be available, how many hours a week you would like to work, and whether you will be seeking academic credit. All hours of availability must fall within normal hours of operation. Interns must be willing to commit to a full-time (40 hour/week) or part-time (20 hour/week) internship for a minimum of 8 weeks.