Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Internship Information

Congressional internships provide an opportunity for young people who are interested in the legislative process to work in Rep. DeGette's Washington, D.C. or District offices. Internships are available throughout the year to undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must be willing to commit to working at least three months for a minimum of 20 hours per week.


Washington, D.C. Office Internships

Interns in Rep. DeGette’s Washington, D.C. office will have a unique opportunity to learn about Capitol Hill and the legislative process. Internship duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, attending briefings, drafting constituent correspondence, and providing research assistance to Rep. DeGette’s legislative staff.

Interns working in Rep. DeGette’s Washington, D.C. office are paid a small stipend based on the length of their internship.

To apply for an internship in Rep. DeGette's Washington, D.C. office, please e-mail a cover letter, copy of your resume, and a brief 2-3 pager writing sample (may be section of a longer research paper) to Nylah.Mustafa@mail.house.gov.

You may also apply via postal mail to:

The Honorable Diana DeGette
Attention: Nylah Mustafa

2111 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


District Office Internships

Rep. DeGette’s District Office is located in downtown Denver and focuses on helping constituents interact with federal agencies, meeting with members of the community, developing public events and working with various organizations. Interns working in the District Office will have an opportunity to attend community meetings, help develop Congressional events, direct constituents to appropriate resources and provide project assistance to Congressional staff. District Office internships are unpaid.

To apply for an internship in Rep. DeGette’s District Office, please e-mail a cover letter, copy of your resume, and a brief 2-3 page writing sample from an academic paper to Joeana.Middleton@mail.house.gov.

You may also apply via postal mail to:

The Honorable Diana DeGette
Attention: Joeana Middleton
600 Grant Street #202
Denver, CO 80203

If you have any questions about our internship programs, please call: 

Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-4431 or the District office at 303-844-4988