Intern with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly

Summer Internship Program:

The Office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is currently accepting internship applications for the summer I and summer II internship sessions in Washington, DC as well as the summer internship session in the Indianapolis and South Bend offices.

In the Washington, DC office, interns will have the opportunity to assist the Senator’s legislative and press staff with a variety of projects. Additionally, interns will interact directly with constituents over the phone, assist with writing projects, and help lead tours of the United States Capitol to Hoosiers visiting Washington, DC.

Interns in Senator Donnelly’s Indianapolis office will have the opportunity to assist case managers with constituent inquiries to federal agencies, communicate with constituents over the phone, and accompany state staff members to meetings with local civic and professional organizations in addition to performing general office clerical duties.

Students can find more information on interning in Senator Donnelly’s office at You can download the 2018 intern application at the link above and find more information on submitting your resume and cover letter.

This internship is unpaid and is open to all majors. The deadline to apply for the summer sessions in DC and Indianapolis is March 2, 2018.  For those interested in working in the South Bend office, applications will be accepted until available positions are filled.

Summer Press Internship:

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s Washington, DC office is seeking a full-time summer press intern, who can work 30-40 hours a week. Responsibilities include assisting the press team with media monitoring, drafting social media, research, and other day-to-day operations and projects. Previous experience on Capitol Hill is not required, though applicant should have an interest in communications. Candidate should be a self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills, strong writing and oral communications skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks with hard deadlines simultaneously. Familiarity with video editing, graphic design, and social media analytics is a plus, as well as proficiency using Excel. This internship is unpaid. Indiana ties are a plus. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and availability with the subject “Press Intern. No drop-ins or phone calls.