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Internship Program

Congressional internships are available in my Washington, Hanford, and Bakersfield Offices. To apply for an internship please complete the Congressional Internship Program Application

Each semester, I have the honor of selecting high school and college students from across California's 21st Congressional District to intern in one of my three Congressional offices. 

Whether it be out of an educational interest in the legislative branch of government, or in search of professional experience, I encourage those interested to apply for this excellent opportunity. 

Interns in my Hanford and Bakersfield offices are responsible for providing assistance with constituent calls and internal database management. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on research and a variety of writing projects, accompany staff in meetings, and attend community events.

Interns in my Washington, D.C. office assist with general office tasks, attend briefings and hearings on behalf of senior staff, organize incoming constituent mail, provide Capitol tours to visitors, and a multitude of other tasks. 

All students, regardless of school location, are encouraged to apply. Students with Central Valley ties are preferred, but California residency is not a requirement.

California applicants may submit their applications via email to Maria Benitez. Washington, DC applicants may submit their applications to John Pastre.
U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao

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