The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security (Democratic Staff)

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This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.  


Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Government

Start Date: Fall 2017

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Must be at least a sophomore

Desired Major or Interest: Coursework and experience in Political Science, Government Affairs, Homeland Security Issues or a related field

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The Committee on Homeland Security was created by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The Committee was first formed as a Select, non-permanent Committee, to provide Congressional oversight over the development of the Department of Homeland Security. The Committee was made permanent when it was designated as a Standing Committee of the House on January 4, 2005, the first day of the 109th Congress. For the 114th Congress, the Committee consists of 18 Republicans and 12 Democrats.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Interns are responsible for providing Senior and Professional Staff with legislative, policy and administrative support. The individual is required to demonstrate exceptional research and organizational skills. Interns will perform legislative and policy research, and assist with the coordination and production of hearings and bill markups by researching background on witnesses and hearing topics, finalizing documents for Members and Committee Staff, and delivering said documents to Members of the Committee. Additionally, interns will oversee physical and digital Correspondence to and from the Committee, conducts clerical work for the Office Manager and staff by answering phones and maintaining general office tidiness, and will represent the Committee on Homeland Security during legislative and policy negotiations, discussions and other activities. Applicants must have strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines, and a familiarity with Microsoft Office.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

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