|Congressman Forbes is pleased to offer internships to qualified college students or college graduates in our district offices and in Washington, DC. The purpose of these unpaid internships is to educate students to the workings of the U.S. House of Representatives in a hands-on, fast-paced environment.
While intern responsibilities vary with assignment, primary duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative and legislative staff. Interns have the opportunity to participate firsthand in the functions of the federal government, gaining valuable experience not learned in the classroom. Intern projects vary in size and scope and can range from legislation to press to constituent services.
While priority is given to constituents of Virginia's Fourth District, all candidates that submit complete applications will be considered. Successful candidates must demonstrate a pleasant office demeanor, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced atmosphere, the desire to learn about the legislative branch, and the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline.
Internship programs are offered in the fall and spring semesters, as well during the summer. Scheduling varies based on office and season. To apply please send the following materials to the appropriate intern coordinator:
- A Cover Letter, stating internship goals and desired session and office
- A Resume
Washington, DC Intern Coordinator:
Mrs. Carolyn Amirpashaie King, Director of Operations
Washington D.C. Office
2135 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225 – 6365
Chesapeake Intern Coordinator:
Mr. Curtis Byrd, District Director
Chesapeake District Office
505 Independence Parkway, Suite 104
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 382 - 0080
Chesterfield Intern Coordinator:
Mrs. Joan Fallon, Senior Constituent Services Representative
Chesterfield District Office
9401 Courthouse Road, Suite 201
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 318 - 1363