Internships

Office

Interns are an integral part of our Senate operation and contribute greatly to the senator's work on behalf of Vermont and the nation. Senate interns have the unique privilege of gaining an insider's perspective on the legislative and representative process. Our Washington and Burlington offices offer paid full- and part-time internships tailored for recent graduates and current students at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Terms and Deadlines

Summer Session (May to August)
Application deadline: March 13, 2015

Fall Session (September to December)
Application deadline: June 26, 2014

Spring Session (January to May)
Application deadline: November 7, 2014

Internships

Internship experiences are generally consistent with the descriptions below, but change from term to term in accordance with the Senate calendar, office legislative and casework priorities, and intern performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Office

When is the application deadline?

Summer Session (May to August)
Application deadline: March 13, 2015

Fall Session (September to December)
Application deadline: June 26, 2014

Spring Session (January to May)
Application deadline: November 7, 2014

Interns are paid $10.10 per hour.

Is housing provided?

Interns are responsible for their own housing near their employing office.

What materials do I need to apply?

You will need a copy of your resume and a cover letter in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. The online application will prompt you for contact information and details about your availability.

Can I apply if I am not from Vermont?

While preference is given to students and graduates from Vermont, all prospective applicants are encouraged to apply.

Can I apply if I am not a student?

The internship programs in the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders are tailored for recent graduates and those currently pursuing a degree. That said, we do consider a variety of backgrounds. We do not accept high school applicants.