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Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in staff positions in Senator Schatz’s office in Washington, DC. Please click the the link below to learn more about how to apply for currently available positions. You may also submit an application to be considered for positions that may become available in the future. Only applications that are fully completed and submitted through this website will be reviewed. 

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Student Internships

An internship with the Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz offers students a deeper understanding of public service, community concerns and priorities, and the legislative process.  Competitive candidates are strong writers with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills.  Successful interns are good team members, adaptable, and open to feedback.  While a demonstrated interest in public service is appreciated, we also value subject matter expertise and experiential learning.

Internships are available in both the Washington, D.C. and Hawai‘i offices year round.  Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least one year of college at the time of their internship, and preference is given to students toward the end of their educational programs.  Graduate and law school internships are available in the Washington, D.C. office only.  Hawai‘i residents are given priority for all internship positions.

Students are encouraged to apply early as there are a limited number of positions in each office and applications will be reviewed as received.  No accommodations can be made once all positions are filled.  We do offer part-time internships during the fall and spring semesters but give preference to students who are able to make a significant time commitment to the internship.  Only full-time positions are available for the summer.  While the timeline can vary, all summer internship offers are generally made in early April.  Regardless of potential start date, students interested in summer positions should submit their applications by early March.

Undergraduate, graduate, and law school internships with Senator Schatz’s office are paid unless in conflict with degree requirements, outside stipends, or other unique circumstances.  We are willing to work with selected interns to fulfill the requirements of most outside educational programs.  Interested students who believe financial considerations may prohibit them from pursuing this internship opportunity are encouraged to contact internship@schatz.senate.gov.

To apply, complete and submit the application below.  Please contact internship@schatz.senate.gov with any questions.

High School Internship Program

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz's high school internship program provides a hands-on learning opportunity and encourages students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities.  Previous classes have conducted peer surveys, attended community meetings, tracked how federal legislation impacts their communities, and learned how to propose the office take action on issues that are important to them.

The internship runs from October - April, and interns must commit for the full term.  This is a virtual internship, and the work is designed to be completed outside of school hours.  The program uses online tools and communication methods, including weekly video conferences, so students from all islands are encouraged to apply.

Public, private, charter, and homeschool students in the state of Hawai‘i may apply.  Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or better and have personal access to email throughout the internship.  Interns will be selected based on their involvement in their community (jobs, activities, and responsibilities), diversity of interests and life experiences, and demonstrated leadership involvement.  Strong preference is given to students in their last year of school.  Underclassmen who are interested in the program should contact the office before applying.

Applications for the 2021 - 22 school year are due before 6:00pm HT, Sunday, September 5, 2021.  Please contact HighSchool_Internship@schatz.senate.gov or our Honolulu office at 808-523-2061 with any questions.