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Apr 4 / Carissa Bell

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib: D.C. & District Office Congressional Internship

Job Description:

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) is accepting applications for summer internships at her DC office and her district office in Detroit, MI.  This internship allows students an opportunity to gain direct knowledge of how a congressional office functions and see the inner workings that are required to best serve the constituents of the Michigan 13th Congressional District.  Many congressional interns have used their experience to further their interests and careers in public service, government and more.


Office duties include but are not limited to communicating with constituents on the phone and in the office, working to resolve their issues or concerns, researching topics and gathering information for staff members, office communications support, policy research and assisting staff with administrative tasks throughout the office. 

Required Qualifications:

Candidates for the internship program must:

  • Be high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students
  • Be able to work more than 15 hours a week
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an interest in the metro Detroit Region
  • Have an interest in communications, policy, public or community service

Other Qualifications (not required):

Resident of the 13th Congressional District (Detroit (partial), Ecorse, Garden City, Highland Park, Inkster, Melvindale, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne, Westland, Dearborn Heights (partial).

Schedule/Intern Duration:

While an intern is expected to complete a full semester (or summer), we are very flexible in scheduling around academic affairs and commitments. Interns are able to start in May or June, and position can run for up to four months.

Compensation: $15/hr

Application Instructions:

Please email the following with a resume based on placement interest:

For the Washington, D.C. Office Internship Opportunity, please email 

For the Detroit District Office Internship Opportunity, please email

Application Deadline: April 12, 2019

Note: For the Washington, D.C. Office Internship Opportunity, housing and travel costs are not provided.