Internship Overview

Senator Risch's internship program provides a unique experience that invites students interested in public service to observe U.S. democracy at work and participate in the legislative process.

Internships are available year-round in our Washington, D.C. office

There are three sessions:

  • Spring Session (Jan. - May) Applications must be submitted by November 1
  • Summer Session (May - Aug.) Applications must be submitted by March 1
  • Fall Session (Sep. - Dec.) Applications must be submitted by June 1

The program is open to undergraduate students of all majors, and while preference is given to Idaho residents, all students are encouraged to apply.

Intern projects include, but are not limited to, legislative research and constituent services.

Application requirements:

Letters of recommendation and college transcripts should be emailed to or faxed to (202) 224-2573.


    My internship program is a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand about public service and the workings of the U.S. Senate. Interns gain knowledge on the federal legislative process and the day-to-day work that goes into researching, drafting, and passing a bill in the Senate. They will learn about the issues that are of great concern to my Idahoan constituents and me. I welcome and encourage all college students to apply for my internship program.