College students looking for political internships need look no further than District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards.
Although the deadline was last week, Edwards is still looking for unpaid summer interns and volunteer advisory committee members, according to the Gazette.
Legislative, constituent service, and outreach interns are being sought and qualified applicants could serve in either the Washington, DC congressional offices or the Silver Spring district offices.
Qualified applicants will be detail oriented and well organized with strong oral and written communications skills and a dedication to community service. Tasks vary from administrative in nature, to attending task force meetings, monitoring media coverage, conducting research, and gathering information.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume/CV, a maximum 2-page writing sample, transcripts and, 2 letters of recommendation (former employer and educational reference) to Internship.MD04@mail.house.gov. For more information about the Outreach and Constituent Services Internship programs, please contact (301) 516-7601 and (301) 562-7960. For more information about the Legislative Internship program, please contact (202) 225-8699.
Edwards is also seeking community leaders to fill positions on four advisory committees - Education Advisory Committee, Nonprofit Advisory Committee, Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and Small Business Advisory Committee.
Committee members would use their expertise to work with Edwards and her staff, voicing their concerns, making recommendations, and suggesting legislation on issues relevant to their committees.
Those interested in applying should contact Betty Horton-Hodge at 301-516-7601.