Congresswoman DeLauro's Washington and New Haven offices both sponsor an unpaid intern program. Interns are accepted any time of the year, although it is best if a student can work for a full semester or summer. A three-month period of time allows the student to truly experience life in a Congressional office.

Internships are available year round and on a full-time or part-time basis. The program does not provide a wage or stipend. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of interns. Depending on availability, a brief phone interview may be necessary. While the office maintains a rolling deadline, please be advised that summer months fill particularly quickly and applicants should apply at their earliest convenience.

Thank you for your interest. We welcome your participation and look forward to receiving your application.


Washington Office

Responsibilties:The office of Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro runs an internship program accepting high school and college students interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. Internships in Congresswoman DeLauro's office combine administrative and legislative work. Interns are involved in all aspects of the office including constituent services, correspondence, and legislative research, in addition to providing general staff support. Interns are also encouraged to attend hearings, lectures, and seminars available in Congress and around the Hill. Congresswoman DeLauro's staff is willing to provide projects specific to the interests of the intern, whenever possible.

Qualifications:Applicants should have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent writing skills, and an enthusiastic attitude. Interning in Congresswoman DeLauro's office is a great opportunity to work in a highly active legislative office.

Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, service in the military, disability or sexual orientation.

How to Apply: If you are interested, please take a moment to fill out the application and return it to the appropriate office. Please email your completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any additional questions or would like to be mailed an application, please feel free to contact Landy Wade of Congresswoman DeLauro's staff, at (202) 225-3661. For summer internships, the deadline is March 31. For fall semester internships, the deadline is August 1. For spring semester internship, the deadline is November 30.

Internships are also available in the Third Congressional District Office for interested students. Please contact Jennifer Lamb in the District Office at (203) 562-3718 for more information.


District Office

Interns in the New Haven District Office work closely with the assigned supervisory staff performing a full range of tasks including but not limited to: data entry, word processing, gathering and recording constituent information, casework research, generating correspondence, initiating and receiving telephonic contacts, special projects, general office administrative work (typing, filing, coping, mailings, answering telephones) and staff support.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have basic computer skills, possess excellent writing skills, and have an enthusiastic attitude. Interning in Congresswoman DeLauro's district office is a great opportunity to help your neighbors in the Third District.

Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, service in the military, disability or sexual orientation.

How to Apply: Full time and part time internships in the New Haven District Office are available year round and generally coincide with college semesters. While preference is given to Third District residents, students from all areas are encouraged to apply. This program is designed to enhance college level coursework. High school seniors are encouraged to participate in the program during the academic school year, generally September through May.

The deadline for summer internships is March 31.

If you are interested, please complete the application and return it along with the requested documentation and a wallet sized photo to the New Haven District Office. If you have questions concerning District Office internships, please contact Jennifer Lamb or Nick Savaria at (203) 562-3718. Please email all applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.