Internships

Washington D.C. Legislative Internship
The application window for summer semester internships ends April 15.

The office of Congresswoman Kendra S. Horn (OK-05) is seeking full-time and part-time Summer 2020 Interns for our Washington, D.C. office. The internship will run from May to August. We are looking for highly motivated, personable, and professional interns. Responsibilities include answering the phones, leading tours of the Capitol, managing the front office, attending briefings, and supporting staff as needed. Our interns are provided with first hand experiences and gain invaluable insight into the legislative process while working in a fast-paced, community-oriented office.

Preferred candidates are current students or recent graduates who are detail-oriented, have a strong work ethic, good writing skills, and can work collaboratively as part of a team. Oklahoma ties are strongly preferred, but not required. Women, LGBTQ+, and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples (1-2 pages), three professional references, and your availability with the subject line “Summer Internship Application” to OK05.DCinternship@mail.house.gov. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.

Please note whether you are applying for outside funding and the deadlines that need to be met. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Washington D.C. Press Internship
The application window for the spring semester press internship ends January 1.

The Office of Congresswoman Kendra S. Horn (OK-5) seeks a Press Intern to begin in January in their DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting press materials and digital media, compiling press clips, monitoring digital platforms, updating reporter and contact lists, research projects, and other duties as assigned. The Press Intern will also assist in answering phones, coordinating and conducting tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, and various other tasks.

Candidates should have strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines.

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to OK05.DCinternship@mail.house.gov with “Summer Press Internship” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2020.

District Office (Oklahoma City) Internships

Apply for a summer internship here. Applications are due March 13, 2020.

We look for highly motivated, personable, and professional interns. Tasks include answering phones, handling incoming and outgoing mail, assisting with casework intake and walk-in constituents, attending meetings, shadowing caseworkers during community hours, and assisting the DC policy team with research, and supporting staff as needed. Our interns are provided with first-hand experiences and gain invaluable insight into the legislative process, the importance of casework, and the value of constituent and community outreach. Preferred candidates are current students or recent graduates with computer skills, strong writing skills, close attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and can work well on a team. Preferably, interns spend between 25-40 hours per week interning in the district office. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be considered according to their “whole person” and community leadership potential, and not necessarily academic ability. Previous political experience is not mandatory. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, or age.

Questions can be directed to ok05okcinternship@mail.house.gov.