Internships

Spring 2022

Spring internships in Rep. Angie Craig’s office will be conducted in a hybrid format in accordance with the latest public health guidance. Internships will begin no earlier than January 10, 2022 and extend no later than mid-May. All interns are paid $15 per hour and provided with all necessary technology for their work. Schedules are flexible to accommodate course schedules and academic programs; however, a minimum availability of 15-20 hours per week is highly preferred.

Interns based in the Washington, D.C. office will focus on researching legislation, attending hearings and constituent meetings, answering constituents’ phone calls, logging and drafting constituent correspondence, and assisting the legislative and communications staff members on various projects. Interns based in the Burnsville office will focus on constituent casework, answering constituents’ phone calls, community outreach and research, in-district event planning, and assisting the outreach, casework, and communications staff members on various projects. All interns will have the opportunity to work with staff in both offices over the course of the internship.  As a result, interns will learn about the legislative process, learn about all of the different functions of a congressional office, and gain hands-on professional experience while serving the constituents of Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The program is easily tailored to fit interns’ policy interests and career goals.

Successful internship candidates are effective communicators, strong writers, proactive problem-solvers, and passionate about public service. They also are comfortable speaking on the phone and working with the general public.

Application Instructions:

  • To apply for an internship based in Rep. Craig’s Washington, D.C. office, please submit a resume and cover letter in one PDF document, to craig.internships@mail.house.gov with the subject line “(Last Name) DC Fall Internship Application.”
  • To apply for an internship based in Rep. Craig’s District office in Burnsville, please submit a resume and cover letter in one PDF document, to craig.internships@mail.house.gov with the subject line “(Last Name) DO Fall Internship Application.”
  • If you would like your application to be considered for both offices, please use the subject line “(Last Name) BOTH Fall Internship Application.”
  • Please include your earliest start date, latest end date, and weekly availability between 8am and 5pm CST in your cover letter.

We strongly encourage individuals with ties to Minnesota (including the Second Congressional District) and those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Rep. Craig’s office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

For Spring 2022 internships, applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, November 28, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered nor accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-2271 or the Burnsville office at 651-846-2120.