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Nov. 15 - Deadline to apply to intern with Senator Amy Klobuchar in D.C. this spring

The Washington office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2010 spring semester. An internship with the Senator's office is a terrific chance for students to see, and gain experience in, the United States legislative process. View application instructions.

In your first several days you can expect to become familiar with the staff, the office, and Capitol Hill. You will receive training from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), learn how to use the Library of Congress to research policy issues, and attend professional development workshops. If you want to get to know Washington, DC better, our office is glad to arrange visits to other government buildings, monuments, and museums.

Interns will support the legislative and professional staff by conducting policy research to be used for floor speeches, committee hearings, and other legislative materials. Interns will also be asked to do a variety of administrative tasks, including tours of the U.S. Capitol for visitors from Minnesota.

The spring internship runs from January through May and is available both part time and full time. If you will be attending classes while you are here we ask that you note that on your internship application, as well as what days and times you are available to work. We are happy to coordinate with educational institutions and students to develop internships for academic credit.

Materials required for consideration:
* Cover letter
* Resume
* Short writing sample
* Two letters of recommendation
* Application (available at http://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/internships.cfm).


If you would like to be considered for this program, please send your application materials by mail, email, or fax to:

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
c/o Internship Coordinator
302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: 202-224-3244
Fax: 202-228-2186

email: Greg_bohrer@klobuchar.senate.gov.

The deadline for Spring 2010 application materials is November 15th, 2009. Due to security measures it may take mail through the postal system up to 2 weeks to reach our DC office. We recommend using the email address above to submit your application materials to ensure your application arrives in time. Please note that while we will accept applications from non-Minnesotans, our office gives priority to applicants with Minnesota ties.