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My office offers internships for Iowa college students throughout the year in my Washington, D.C. and state offices.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about a wide-range of responsibilities. In the Iowa offices, interns will assist constituents and attend local events. In the Washington, D.C. office, interns will learn about the legislative process, give Capitol building tours and assist with constituent services.

Please note, many schools offer course credit for internships. Contact your school for more information.

Are You an Iowa Student Interested in Applying?

Applications for fall and spring semester internships are reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered for a summer internship, the deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. 

Please send the following along with your completed application:

  • Cover Letter describing why you would like to intern for Senator Ernst, your preferred start and end dates, and your hours of availability
  • Resume
  • Transcript (Unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Description of Program Requirement if seeking college credit

Please submit internship applications to Ernst_Internships@Ernst.Senate.Gov.

For student or parent questions, please contact Kelly Baker at