The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Office of Chairman Jon Tester, offers paid internships for college students and recent graduates in its Washington, D.C. office. The internship provides an opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation, conducts oversight on federal agencies and programs, and implements policy. Preference will be given to veterans and others with demonstrated knowledge of veteran and military issues, but all applications will be considered.

Qualifications | Applicants must be an undergraduate student with at least one year of college completed, or recent college graduates. The ideal intern should be a proficient and concise writer; self-motivated; adaptable; and passionate about issues facing our nation’s veterans.

Program Details | This internship is paid or may be available for school credit if approved by your college or university. The Committee’s internship accepts full-time or part-time availability, and is operated in the Washington D.C. office.

Duties | Interns work in all areas of the office. Responsibilities include: research, written and verbal communication with veterans and federal agencies, assist at committee hearings, attend briefings, and perform a variety of administrative tasks. Interns will also be exposed to the inner-workings of a Senator’s personal office and will have the opportunity to interact with the personal office interns and staff.


Spring (January – April)

September 15

Summer (May – July)

March 1

Fall (September – December)

June 30

For those interested in interning with the Democratic Majority, please submit the materials below in a single PDF format to