The Energy and Commerce Committee offers three types of internships and fellowships on the majority staff: college internships, graduate internships, and post-graduate fellowships. All three programs are intended to provide educational benefit by exposing the intern or fellow to the work of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The primary responsibility of college interns is to assist in the daily operations of the Committee, including answering phones, sorting mail, entering data, and performing other administrative tasks. College interns may also be asked to assist the Committee’s professional staff by conducting background research, organizing and reviewing documents, attending meetings, and preparing material for Committee hearings and business meetings.

The primary responsibility of graduate interns and post-graduate fellows is to assist the Committee’s professional staff by conducting background research, organizing and reviewing documents, attending meetings, and preparing material for Committee hearings and business meetings. When need arises, graduate interns and post-graduate fellows may also be asked to perform administrative tasks.

The Energy and Commerce Committee has several offices: a main committee office and five subcommittee offices. Interns and fellows may be assigned to any of these offices, depending on the interests of the intern or fellow and the needs of the offices. The specific tasks assigned to each intern or fellow will depend on needs of the office in which the intern or fellow is working.

Internships and fellowships can last from one month to one year. Interns and fellows generally work full time, but part-time arrangements are also possible.

To apply for an internship or fellowship, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to the Committee’s intern coordinator at InternshipResume.EC@mail.house.gov . You may also contact the intern coordinator with any questions that you may have about the program.

Internships with the Republican staff of the Committee are handled by the minority office of the Committee by contacting Linda.Walker@mail.house.gov

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.