Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are working remotely and unsure of when we’ll be able to resume in-office operations. At this time, we are planning for both of our Summer Internship sessions to be remote. 

The office of Senator Hickenlooper is excited to offer an inaugural internship program for college and graduate students in both John’s Colorado and Washington D.C. offices. This engaging internship program is a unique opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of a Congressional office, all while providing the chance to engage in meaningful public service through the Senate.

People of all backgrounds and majors are encouraged to apply, although a connection to Colorado is preferred. Interns will be paid.

Applicants may apply using this link.

  • D.C. Internships
  • State Internships

Applicants interested in interning in John’s Washington, D.C. office will focus either on communications or legislation. On your application, please indicate if you are interested in a communications internship; otherwise, all applicants will be considered for the legislative policy focus.

Interns focused on communications will assist the communications team with compiling daily press clips, maintaining media lists, drafting press releases, statements, and social media content, and conducting research for speeches. 

Legislative interns will help answer constituent calls, log voicemails, and assist with tour and flag requests. In addition, they will have the opportunity to aid legislative staff by drafting letters, attending briefings and committee hearings, and writing research memos. 

Colorado interns in one of John’s seven Colorado offices will have the opportunity to assist constituents through communications, outreach, and advocacy. Our Colorado interns will take notes in daily and weekly meetings, help draft official office letters, collaborate on research projects, cut the red tape with our constituent affairs team, and more.