Office of Congressman Ken Calvert

About Office of Congressman Ken Calvert

Congressman Calvert offers paid internships to qualified college students and recent graduates. Space in the office is limited to only one or two interns per semester and summer, which makes the application process highly competitive. Applications are accepted year-round; however interested persons should apply as early as possible.

Capitol Hill is a great way to see how Congress operates first-hand. An internship in a Congressional office provides an exciting educational experience. Congressional offices are small and the staff is busy with constantly changing issues. An intern provides basic assistance to the staff by opening and directing mail, answering and directing telephone inquiries and running errands. Interns are also encouraged to participate in the legislative process by attending Congressional Research Service classes and legislative briefings, doing research, and assisting with constituent service. Work assignments are limited only by the intern's energy and willingness to devote time to learning.

To apply for an internship, applicants must submit a resume and cover to the Intern Coordinator of the office where you wish to be placed. All materials should be emailed to Marshall Bessey ( in Washington, D.C. or mailed/faxed to the Intern Coordinator in Corona, CA. We also welcome a brief writing sample as well as letters of recommendation. Thank you, and best of luck!


Intern Coordinator

June 2022 - November 2022 Palm Desert, CA
“I got a letter of recommendation. ”

Congressional Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“I enjoyed having the opportunity to see all of the work that goes into the policy making process and being able to take part in it.”
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