Internships

SENATOR NELSON OFFERS INTERNSHIPS TO STUDENTS FROM FLORIDA IN BOTH WASHINGTON D.C. AND FLORIDA REGIONAL OFFICES. THESE UNPAID POSITIONS CAN LAST SEVERAL WEEKS OR MONTHS DURING THE SUMMER OR FOR 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, 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.

To apply for an internship in Senator Nelson's Washington, D.C. office, first complete the online Washington, D.C. internship application form below. You will need to submit a short explanation of interest in the program, a resume, a writing sample of two pages, and two letters of recommendation.  

— Online Washington, D.C. internship application form —

Submit the short explanation of interest, resume, writing sample, and letters of recommendation to:

DCIntern_Application@billnelson.senate.gov. 

If you have any questions please call (202) 224-5274.

Photo: Senator Nelson and interns at his Orlando office.

FLORIDA INTERNSHIPS

In addition to administrative and receptionist duties, interns in regional offices work closely with staff to address constituent concerns and facilitate special events, such as town hall meetings. In the Orlando office, interns also contact federal agencies on behalf of constituents and assist caseworkers.

Applications from students attending college, vocational or alternative learning institutions are accepted. High school juniors and seniors may apply for school internships or community service credits with offices located in the regional offices only. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

To apply for an internship in Sen. Bill Nelson's Florida regional offices, first complete the Florida regional office internship application form below. Then submit a short explanation of interest in the program, a resume, and two letters of recommendation. Attach the required documents to the application form or fax them to the office where the internship would be.

State Office Application Deadlines:
  • Summer Session A: May 10th (Closed)
  • Summer Session B: June 20th (Closed)
  • Fall: August 10th
  • Spring: December 20th

— Florida regional office internship application form —

Submit your application, explanation of interest, resume and letters of recommendation to the office where the internship would be:

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
Attn: Intern Coordinator

Please contact the regional office of interest if you have any questions. Click here for office locations.

Photo: Senator Nelson and interns from his regional office.