The United States Senate Page Program gives high school students the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill while continuing their high school coursework. Senate Pages will meet our nation’s leaders and witness the political debates of the United States Senate.
Interested high school students must receive an appointment to the Senate Page Program. The Spring 2024 session application deadline is October 1.
Senate Pages play an important role in the daily operation of the United States Senate. Page responsibilities consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material within the Capitol Complex in Washington D.C., preparing the Senate Chamber for daily sessions, working on the Senate floor providing assistance during votes, supporting senators and staff during debates, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk.
Outside of Senate responsibilities, Pages must attend the United States Senate Page School. Courses are designed to complement high-school junior level coursework. Following classes at the Page School, which extend until 9:45 a.m. or one hour prior to the commencement of the Senate, Pages report for duty in the Senate and work until 4:00 p.m. or until the Senate adjourns for the day.
There are four established page sessions:
Fall: Early September – Late January
Spring: Late January – Early June
Summer Session I: June (3 weeks)
Summer Sessions II: July (3 weeks)
- Pages must be sponsored by a United States Senator
- Pages must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a social security number
- Fall and Spring Semester Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment
- Summer Session Page eligibility is limited to students who have completed their sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment (both rising juniors and rising seniors are eligible)
- Pages must verify a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/B to qualify for school attendance
- Students cannot stay in the program if their grade average falls below a C in any class
- Pages must provide a general health assessment completed by a licensed physician and a certification of immunization. In regards to the COVID-19 vaccine, all Pages must be fully vaccinated by the time they arrive in Washington D.C.
- Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
During the school year, Pages are required to live in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence which is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The cost of residence living is $780 per month, which includes housing, two meals per day, and field trips. This cost is withheld through automatic payroll deductions of each Page’s salary. The Senate Page salary is $35,116 annually, or approximately $2,926 per month before the deduction of taxes or the $780 per month cost of living in residence. This means, on average, students can expect to earn approximately $2,146 per month before taxes.
During the summer sessions, additional Pages may be selected as commuters, and other Pages may submit a request for alternate housing arrangements with a parent or relative in the area.
Pages are employees of the Sergeant at Arms and are required to abide by policies and expectations established for all employees. Additionally, pages must abide by a strict code of conduct and guidelines established by the Page Program.
For more information, visit the Senate Page website here.