Internship Information

An internship in the office of Senator Susan M. Collins provides successful candidates with the experience of working in the United States Congress and an overview of how a Senate office and staff work for the Senator and for the constituents. Interns are assigned to work with the Senate office staff who are responsible for the legislative, administrative, and communications operations of the office.

Internships are available on a fall/winter, spring, and summer basis.  Positions are offered in Washington, D.C. and all six state-based constituent service centers. 

To apply for an internship with the Washington, D.C. office or one of our Maine constituent service centers, the candidate must forward the following application materials by email to

* an application

 *  a cover letter  -  in addition to relating your skills and experience to the position, your cover letters should address the following: 

     -explain why you want to work as an intern, what your long-term career goals are and what you hope to gain from your service,

     -explain areas of interest as an intern: i.e. press, administrative, legislative; specify any legislative issue areas that are of interest

*  a one-page resume

*  a writing sample

*  at least one letter of recommendation



Summer 2014, Session 1: June 9, 2014 - July 18, 2014

Summer 2014, Session 2: July 14, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Deadline: April 26, 2014

Portland, Maine Constituent Service Center 

Summer 2014: May - August 2014
Deadline: May 1, 2014



ALL OTHER Constituent Service Centers
Applications accepted on a rolling basis for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter sessions.

Summer, 2014

Fall, 2014


If you have any questions or need further information regarding an internship with the office of Senator Susan Collins, please e-mail