The Office of Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García offers internships in both his Washington D.C. and Chicago offices. Internship programs run throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and interns are compensated at a rate of $15/hour.

*Due to COVID-19, our Summer 2021 internship will be virtual. Interns will be issued necessary technology for remote purposes.* 

Congressional interns will have the opportunity to serve in a wide range of capacities including but not limited to:

  • Managing phone calls

  • Sorting mail

  • Researching legislation

  • Attending briefings and hearings

  • Assisting with constituent casework 

  • Assisting and planning events 

Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to specialize in legislative or communications related assignments depending on their interests. Our internships program is designed to be a learning experience in which you are exposed to a variety of areas including constituent services, scheduling, office administration, press and communications, and legislative policy. 

Our office is committed to building a team with diverse lived and professional experience that well equips our team to serve the Illinois 4th District. Candidates are encouraged to apply and describe in their cover letter how their experience translates to the needs of the office and the role. Ties to IL04 are considered but not required. While we are happy to sponsor course credit when available, enrollment in a higher education institution is not required.

Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and members of other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, criminal history or parental status. 

NOTE: Unless an applicant is financially sponsored by an outside organization, House rules state that all paid House of Representative Employees must be United States citizens or Legal Permanent Residents.

To apply for an internship, please complete and submit the internship form. 

The Summer 2021 Application Deadline is May 19, 2021.