Congressional and Government Internships

Idaho Legislative Internships

Have you thought about a Legislative Internship in Idaho’s Statehouse in Boise?  During the spring legislative session (Jan-Apr), full-time internships are available with the Legislative Services Office, with the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, and with similar Legislative groups and committees.  These internships offer you a glimpse into the inner workings of local and state government and give you the opportunity to network with legislators and business leaders across the state.  Academic credit is usually available through your academic department.  

Recruitment of Spring Legislative Interns begins in the fall semester.  Please contact the offices below for more information and an application form.

Legislative Services Interns support the following areas:

  • Budget & Policy Analysis
  • Information Technology
  • Legislative Audits
  • Research & Legislation
Contact: Katharine Gerrity, (208) 334-4867,

House and Senate Interns support the following: 
  • Individual legislators
  • Committee chairs
  • Majority leadership
Bonnie Alexander
Chief Clerk of the House
(208) 332-1141

Mary Sue Jones
Chief of Staff to President Pro Tem
(208) 332-1302

Gubernatorial Internships

Consider interning at the Idaho Governor’s office.  Governor Butch Otter is seeking University of Idaho students to assist his office. These internships will give you a glimpse into the day-to-day operations of the chief executive´s office and give you the opportunity to network with government leaders across the state. Academic credit is usually available through your academic department.

Internships are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer.  Recruitment deadlines for interns are as follows:
  • Spring Legislative Session (Jan-Apr) Deadline:  November
  • Summer (May-July) Deadline:  April
  • Fall (Aug-Dec) Deadline:  Early August
For more information and a link to the application form, visit the Governor’s office website

D.C. Internships with Idaho’s Senators and Congressmen

Idaho’s elected leaders in Washington, D.C. are seeking interns from the University of Idaho. These internships offer valuable experience for any major, and provide students and recent alumni with valuable networking opportunities.  Internship positions are available for fall, spring and summer terms.  In addition to internships in their Washington, D.C. office, internships may also be available at their State offices in Boise and their regional offices around the state.  Academic credit is usually available through your home department.  Additional information and applications can be downloaded via the following websites:

Internships with Idaho Senators:
U.S. Senator Jim Risch         
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo 

Internships with Idaho Congressmen:
U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson
U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador

Other DC Internship Ideas:
Hill Internships 101
Whitehouse Internship 101
US Dept. of State Internship Program
US Dept. of Defense Internship Program
CIA Internship Program