Thursday, August 8, 2013
Student Internship opportunities are available now and throughout the year in the Office of Representative Juan Vargas. Congressman Vargas represents the 51st Congressional District, which includes San Diego and Imperial Counties covering the entire California-Mexico border region.
Internship positions are available in both San Diego and Imperial Valley district offices, and Washington, D.C.
We require a minimal of 8 hours per week. Duties vary widely and include, but are not limited to: working with legislative staff drafting responses to constituent mail, monitoring hearings, and legislative research; working with district aides to help constituents resolve problems with government agencies; working with district staff to seek sources of grants funding for constituents; outreach events; legislative correspondence; working with press staff on press outreach and information gathering projects; providing support work for schedulers and office managers; processing mail, answering phones and other various staff support work.
Applicants will be asked to provide a resume and a short writing sample (2,500 words or less) that includes a brief synopsis of your interest in interning for a congressional office, your issues of interest (Foreign Affairs, Veterans, Immigration, Agricultural, Environment, etc.) and your hours of availability. Applicants with social work or journalism backgrounds are actively sought for district based internships.
Please send written requests to:
SAN DIEGO OFFICE:
Congressman Juan Vargas Congressional Internship Program Attn: Eddie Meyer
333 F Street, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91910
P: (619) 422-5963
F: (619) 422-7290
* Paid and unpaid internship opportunities are posted for informational purposes only. The postings do not constitute an endorsement by the University of the opinions or activities of the internship provider.