Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that unpaid Spring internships will be available to qualified college students or recent college graduates in his Chesterfield and Chesapeake District Offices. These internships are designed to give students interested in government an inside view of how a Congressional district office functions on a day-to-day basis.
“The hands-on experience that Congressional interns receive in this fast-paced work environment is not available in the classroom,” Forbes said. “We see our interns as an integral part of the office, and we look forward to welcoming them in our Chesterfield office.”
The Spring internships are open to students on a full or part-time basis and are filled in a competitive manner. Interns are required to answer phones, interact with constituents, and perform administrative work such as filing, emailing, researching, and word processing. All work is performed in an 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 demonstrate a pleasant office demeanor, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced atmosphere, and the desire to learn about the legislative branch.
Students interested in an internship in the Chesterfield District Office should send a resume, writing sample and cover letter to:
Joan Fallon, Senior Constituent Services Representative
9401 Courthouse Road, #201
Chesterfield, VA 23832
PH: 804-318-1363 / Fax: 804-318-1013
Students interested in an internship in the Chesapeake District Office should send a resume, writing sample and cover letter to:
Aristina Lischak, Constituent Services Representative
505 Independence Parkway, Lake Center II – Suite 104
Chesapeake, VA 23320
PH: 757-382-0080 / Fax: 757-382-0780