The Washington, DC internship program matches interns' interests to South Dakota and federal issues and provides a "hands-on" opportunity to experience a wide range of office duties. Interns may attend hearings, research issues for projects and work with the office administrative staff. Students may also apply to intern in the press shop for Johnson. Press interns work on tracking media coverage, organizing clips, writing releases and other various press-shop activities, as needed.
"This is an excellent opportunity for college students to experience the United States Senate, Capitol Hill and Washington, DC," Johnson has said. "An internship in my Washington, DC office will provide students with a chance to serve South Dakota and gain first-hand knowledge of the federal government."
Johnson has also said that interning in his state offices will provide students with in-depth knowledge of current issues affecting the state and the opportunity to work directly with South Dakotans. An intern in a state office will assist staff with special events, constituent casework and administrative functions.
Johnson is a member of the following committees: Appropriations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Budget; Energy and Natural Resources; Ethics; and Indian Affairs. In addition to these committees, Johnson also is involved in issue areas that include economic development, health care, housing and education.
College sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for Johnson's summer or fall internship programs. College credits or a stipend are available. To apply for a state-office internship, please call toll-free at 1-800-537-0025. To apply for a Washington, DC internship, interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to:
- Senator Tim Johnson �ATTN: Megan Colon, Intern Coordinator or Jeff Gohringer, Press Intern Coordinator; 136 Hart SOB, Washington, DC 20510.
- By Fax to: 202-228-5765.
- Or by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org ate.gov or jeff_gohrin email@example.com.