Academic Enhancement Internships


Congresswoman Murphy with a group of interns in front of the U.S. Capitol


About Our Academic Enhancement Internship Program

Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy is proud to offer internships to enhance students' academic experiences, which is why our internships are strictly reserved for currently-enrolled college students or recent graduates. Our internships are specifically designed to allow students to learn about the legislative process firsthand and gain valuable insight into how our government works. We create unique opportunities that are not available in the classroom. As Congresswoman Murphy is a former college instructor, she understands the importance of these extracurricular experiences to ensure a well-rounded education. We do not view our internship program as a job; our internships are designed to enhance a student's education. 

Washington, D.C.

Our Washington office offers internship opportunities to college students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.  Interns will learn about the legislative and constituent service process in an office setting, but they will also tour the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and museums, as well as have the option to voluntarily attend lectures and major events throughout Washington that enhance their academic experience. Interns will also regularly meet with senior staff to discuss current events and ask questions. Individual responsibilities will vary, but all interns will be expected to help answer phones, research legislation, attend hearings and briefings, and assist with constituent correspondence in order to gain a firsthand understanding about the basic functions of a congressional office.  

Full- and part-time internships are available. Congresswoman Murphy encourages students to request credit through their college or university as all internships are unpaid. Preference will be given to Florida residents or students of Florida colleges and universities.  

To view the Spring 2019 Congressional Internship Program application, click here. For more information, please contact Ken Heidegger by clicking here or calling 1-888-205-5421. 

Orlando or Sanford

In the Orlando or Sanford office, interns will learn about constituent services and outreach in an office setting, but they will also attend meetings and events in central Florida that enhance their academic experience. Interns will also regularly meet with staff to discuss current events and ask questions. Individual responsibilities will vary, but all interns will be expected to help answer phones, assist with constituent correspondence and casework, and attend events and community meetings in order to gain a firsthand understanding about the basic functions of a congressional district office.  

Full- and part-time internships are available. Congresswoman Murphy encourages students to request credit through their college or university as all internships are unpaid. Preference will be given to Florida residents or students of Florida colleges and universities.  

To view the Spring 2019 Congressional Internship Program application, click here. For more information, please contact Ken Heidegger by clicking here or calling 1-888-205-5421. 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older at the time at which you serve as a congressional intern
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • You must submit a completed application
  • You must be a high school graduate who is presently enrolled in or has recently graduated college

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