Internships

Thank you for your interest in our internship program.

Interning is a wonderful opportunity to experience the federal government’s legislative branch first-hand, while serving Oklahoma. By attending committee hearings, briefings, assisting with research to aid the Senator and his constituents, and performing general office duties, interns gain a “behind the scenes” perspective of the legislative process. Internships are open to students of all majors with an interest in politics.

Washington DC Internships:

Students interested in the Washington D.C. internship program must submit an online application to the Washington D.C. office. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Preference is given to Oklahoma residents who have completed their sophomore year of college.

Fall and spring internships last approximately ten weeks, dependent upon the schedule of each intern. Summer internships are divided into two sessions of five weeks each. Summer internships are paid while spring and fall internships are unpaid. However, most schools offer college credit for internships. Check with your school to determine what specific requirements must be met. Interns are responsible for arranging their own housing. Housing information from local universities will be provided once applicants are notified of their acceptance.

DC Internship Application Deadlines:
Please submit your application by the following dates:
Spring Session.................................... November 15
Summer Session I and II.....................March 23
Fall Session.........................................July 15

For additional information on the intern program, please feel free to call the Washington office intern coordinator at (202) 224-4721.

Press Internship (Washington D.C.)

The press intern will have the unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process from a press standpoint while furthering their writing and graphic design skills. He or she will work with multiple Adobe programs, including but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro. He or she should be proficient in AP style and be a strong writer. The press intern will work closely with the press team to assist in day-to-day activities.

Oklahoma Internships (Oklahoma City and Tulsa):

Students interested in the internship program for either the Tulsa or the Oklahoma City offices must submit an online application to that office. Preference is given to students who have at least completed their freshman year of college.

Fall, spring and summer internships are approximately ten to twelve weeks, depending upon the schedule of each intern. All internships are unpaid. However, most schools offer college credit for internships.  Check with your school to determine specific requirements. Additionally, deadlines for the Oklahoma internships are flexible, so please contact the intern coordinator at the numbers provided for more information.

For additional information, please contact either the Tulsa office intern coordinator at (918) 748-5111 or the Oklahoma City office intern coordinator at (405) 208-8841 .

To apply for an internship, click here.

To apply for a press internship, click here.


A complete application is considered to contain: 

  • Application
  • Recommendation – Please provide three letters of recommendation.
  • College Transcript- Please upload a copy of your official or unofficial transcript.
  • Resume – Please upload the most recent copy of your resume.
  • Writing Sample – Please submit a 2-3 page writing sample.