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 and must be able to work at least 30 hours/week. 


Start Date: September 15, 2021

End Date: December 15, 2021 


Our office will hold in-person internships this semester. Interns are required to secure their own housing.


Fall 2021 Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 25, 2021


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

  • Managing phone calls

  • Data entry

  • Responding to constituent requests

  • 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 internship 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. 


The D.C. Office operates Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time and our Chicago Office operates Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Central Time. Individuals with Illinois ties are strongly encouraged to apply.


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.


Due to a high volume of applicants, a response is not guaranteed. You will likely only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

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