Apply for an Internship

**In keeping with recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, my intern program is being modified or suspended where appropriate. Contact my office for specifics.**

Are you a college student interested in learning more about the workings of the United States Senate and federal legislation affecting Arkansans? 

If so, here’s why you should consider applying to intern in any of my seven offices across Arkansas or my Washington, D.C. office. 

An internship in a Senate office is valuable experience.
Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with the legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. 

By assisting my state staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a senate office provides constituent services, interacts with the community and serves as a liaison to the Washington, D.C. office.  

You can receive academic credit for interning.
Yes, in fact, in order to intern in one of my state offices, you must be receiving academic credit. While academic credit is available for interns in my DC office, it is not a requirement.

There are internships sessions available year-round.

  • Spring Session: Mid-January to early May
  • Summer Sessions: Dates TBD (Applications for summer interns are due Friday, March 4, 2022)
  • Fall Session: Mid-August to early December

College students of any major can apply.
Our internship program is open to all area college students, regardless of major, who have completed at least two years of college work prior to their internship. In addition, DC summer intern applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Candidates must either be a U.S. citizen or are in the U.S. legally. 

It should be noted, however, candidates who are chosen for the Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. 

I have additional questions, who can I contact?
For internships in my DC office, please contact Andrew Kelley at (202) 224-4843. For more information on internships in one of my state offices, please contact Stacey Mattingly at (479) 725-0400.