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Internship Information


Internships in Congressman Thornberry’s office are unpaid. 

Two interns are selected for the Washington, DC office for the fall and spring semesters.  District internships are filled on a need basis.

The number of summer interns in the Washington, DC office may vary depending upon space constraints.  


The program will offer the intern the opportunity to learn how a congressional office works. The intern will work with the administrative, legislative, and communication branches of the office. The intern will also experience the many unique opportunities Washington, D.C. has to offer. 

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a permanent home or who are attending college in the 13th Congressional District or in the state of Texas.
  • The intern should have completed at least one year of college prior to beginning the internship program.
  • The intern must submit an application for the position. If you’re not selected you may re-submit your application for the following semester or summer.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall internship applications will be accepted through July 20
  • Spring internship applications will be accepted through November 9
  • Summer internship applications will be accepted through March 15
No applications will be considered after the deadline.  These deadlines are enforced so that the intern, if chosen, has ample time to secure housing for the internship period.  Interns are required to find and pay for their own living arrangements during the internship.

Any questions can be directed to Josh Mendez at Josh.Mendez@mail.house.gov

In addition to filling out the form below, you must submit a resume and cover letter to Josh.Mendez@mail.house.gov  for consideration.  

Internship Application Form: Washington DC


Educational Information:

When are you available?

List Names, Addresses, and Phone Numbers of three references. Please include a short description of your relationship to the reference.




Please complete the following questions and provide an example for each answer. You are limited to 250 words per answer.

Have you worked in an office environment before?

What are your expectations of the internship?

Why do you want to intern with Congressman Thornberry?

What legislative issues interest you the most?

Clear or submit the form: