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Johnson Seeks Summer Intern Applicants


Washington D.C. (KELO AM) U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) is now accepting applications for summer internship positions in his Washington, D.C., Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen offices. 

"This is an excellent opportunity for students to experience the United States Senate, Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C.," Johnson said. "An internship in my Washington, D.C. office will provide students with a chance to serve South Dakota and gain first-hand knowledge of the federal government."

The Washington, D.C. internship program matches interns' interests to South Dakota and federal issues and provides an opportunity to experience a wide-range of office duties.  Interns may attend hearings, research issues for projects, and work with the office administrative staff.  Students may also apply to intern in the press shop for Johnson.  Press interns mainly work on tracking media coverage, organizing clips, and writing releases. 

Internships in Johnson’s state offices will provide students with in-depth knowledge of current issues affecting the state and the opportunity to work directly with South Dakotans.  An intern in a state office will assist staff with special events, constituent casework, and administrative functions.

Johnson is Chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and a member of the following committees: Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; and Indian Affairs.  In addition to these committees, Johnson also is involved in issue areas that include economic development, health care and education.

College sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates are encouraged to apply for Johnson's summer internship program.  College credits or a stipend are available.  To apply for a state office internship, please call toll-free at 1-800-537-0025.  To apply for a Washington, D.C. internship, interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample by Monday, March 3rd to:

Legislative Internship

Senator Tim Johnson

Attn: Ryan Stee, Intern Coordinator

136 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

By Email to: intern_coordinator@johnson.senate.gov

Press Internship

Senator Tim Johnson

Attn: Chris Kelly, Press Intern Coordinator

136 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

By Email to: chris_kelly@johnson.senate.gov