Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that internships will be available to qualified college students or college graduates in the Chesapeake and Chesterfield District Offices. These internships provide interested students a great opportunity to learn first-hand about public service and the inner-workings of a congressional district office. The internships are unpaid positions.
“There is just no substitute for real-world, hands-on experience,” Forbes said. “Congressional interns have the opportunity to participate firsthand in the functions of the federal government, and gain valuable experience not available in a classroom. We see our interns as an integral part of the office and we look forward to welcoming new interns to our district offices this fall.”
The fall internship is open to students on a full-time or part-time basis and is filled in a competitive manner. Interns are required to answer phones, interact with constituents, and perform research and administrative work. All work is performed in a professional office environment and requires interaction with staff members and the public.
While priority is given to constituents of Virginia's Fourth District, all candidates that submit complete applications will be considered. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, a self-starter, detail oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, have a strong work ethic, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline, and work well under pressure. A professional appearance and demeanor is required.
Students interested in an internship in the Chesapeake District Office should send a cover letter and resume by August 12, 2011 to:
Mr. Curtis S. Byrd
505 Independence Parkway, Suite 104
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
(757) 382-0080 (phone)
(757) 382-0780 (fax)
Students interested in an internship in the Chesterfield District Office should send a cover letter and resume by August 14, 2011 to:
Mrs. Joan Fallon
9401 Courthouse Road, #201
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
(804) 318-1363 (phone)
(804) 318-1013 (fax)