Thank you for your interest in interning with Congressman Ted Deutch. The office welcomes applications from students in college, law school, graduate school, or in some instances, senior year of high school. While all positions are unpaid, the office can help arrange for academic credit. Internships are available in the Congressman's Washington, DC office and his district headquarters in Boca Raton, FL.**Interns are responsible for all housing and travel related costs, though funding may be available for students who are Pell Grant eligible.**
Congressman Ted Deutch and spring 2012 interns
pose for a photo with Virgil the dog.
Interns in the district office often accompany
staff to community events with the Congressman.
Due to the overwhelming number of applications, internships with Congressman Deutch are competitive. Applicants are expected to have an interest in the political process, exceptional writing skills, and a professional demeanor and attire. In the district headquarters, interns assist constituent representatives with federal casework, attend town hall meetings and other events, and learn firsthand how a congressional office interacts with the local community. In Washington, interns assist staff by conducting research, writing constituent letters on an array of policy issues, attending briefings and hearings, and administrative tasks such as sorting mail and answering phones. Both experiences provide valuable knowledge of the inner workings of a congressional office.
Summer internships are typically for five-six week periods, as opposed to semester-long internships available in the spring and fall. Spring and fall interns should be available to work at least 20 hours a week. Preference is given to applicants from South Florida, however, all are welcome to apply.
| Spring 2020
| Summer 2020
| Fall 2020
To apply for an internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Daniel Fontana by email. Your cover letter must indicate the following:
Thank you for your interest.
- Your exact dates of availability and hours you can work per week
- Why you are seeking to intern for Congressman Deutch
- Previous work experience and academic goals