Senator Nelson offers internships in his Florida and Washington D.C. offices to students from Florida. These unpaid positions can last several weeks or months during the summer or more extended periods during the school year.
Washington, D.C. internships
Legislative interns in the Washington, D.C. office spend much of the day answering phones, sorting mail and faxes, giving tours and running errands around the Capitol Hill complex. They also work with members of the legislative staff by attending and reporting on Senate hearings, analyzing pending legislation and conducting research.
One press intern is selected each term to assist the communications office in daily activities such as answering phones, updating media contact information, pitching press events and conducting research. Press interns also help arrange media events.
To apply for an internship in Senator Nelson's Washington, D.C. office, first complete the online application form. Then submit a short explanation of interest in the program, a resume, a writing sample of three pages or fewer, two letters of recommendation and a list of references (with phone numbers). Attach the required documents to the online application form or fax them to 202-228-2183.
Submit explanation of interest, resume, writing sample, letters of recommendation and references online or fax to:
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
Attn: Intern Coordinator
Call (202) 224-5274 if you have questions.