Senator Rockefeller is seeking interns who are interested in learning about the legislative process and willing to work diligently to serve the citizens of West Virginia.

Qualifications: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students. Preference will be given to permanent residents of the state of West Virginia or individuals attending a West Virginia institute of higher learning. Applicants should be responsible, self-starters who are interested in the legislative process. Strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills are essential.

Program Outline: Senator Rockefeller's office has two internship opportunities. During the summer, paid internships are available on a full-time basis for the months of June and July. The internships are limited and extend for four weeks. During the rest of the year, internship schedules are flexible and available on a full-time or part-time basis. School credit is available for all internships if approved by the respective university or college.

Job Description: Interns will assist staff members in every area of the office. Responsibilities include: researching, writing, and editing responses to constituent letters and requests; attending hearings and briefings in specific legislative areas; carrying out projects in specific issue areas; and performing a variety of administrative tasks, including working in the mail room, answering constituent phone calls, and greeting visitors.

Application Procedure: Applications must be completed and returned along with a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Fax all documents of your completed application to: (202)-228-1610, Attention: Intern Coordinator or email the completed application to

State Office Internships:
Internships are also available in Senator Rockefeller's Charleston office.

Application Deadline: For the summer programs, the deadline is March 15th. For fall or spring internships, the deadline is rolling.

Click here for Senator Rockefeller's Internship Application form.