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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania

Internships

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Congressional intern in my office.  A Congressional internship is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and gain academic credit (if available at your institution). Priority will be given to Pennsylvania residents with ties to the 6th District, but exceptions may be made depending on the qualifications of the applicant.

College students may apply for internships in the Washington, DC office or District offices. If any slots are available, high school seniors may be considered for internships in our District offices, located in West Chester and Wyomissing, and are encouraged to apply by the appropriate deadlines listed below.  

All internships are non-paying positions and are available throughout the year as follows:

  • Spring internships will run from January through May. The deadline to apply is December 1st.
  • Summer internships will run from May through August. The deadline to apply is February 26th  Depending on the level of interest, the summer internship may be divided into two 7-week sessions.
  • Fall internships will run from September through December. The deadline to apply is September 8th.

Below is the internship application for the Washington, DC office and District offices. For questions regarding an internship in Washington, DC, please contact Billy Hibbs at 202-225-4315. For questions regarding an internship in the either the West Chester or Wyomissing District Office, please contact Kathryn Ercole at 610-696-2982.  

Note: Individuals interning in the Washington, DC office will be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses.

Washington, DC

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' busy course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

District

In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.

If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact our office.

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