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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.

Applications received by the priority deadline for each internship period listed below will be given first consideration.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed if positions remain available.  Students are encouraged to apply early as there are a limited number of positions in each office.  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. 

Undergraduate, graduate, and law school internships with Senator Schatz’s office are paid unless in conflict with degree requirements, outside stipends, U.S. Senate employment criteria, 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

To apply, complete and submit the application below.  Please contact with any questions.

Priority Application Deadlines

  • Spring (January - May): October 31
  • Summer (May - September): March 15
  • Fall (August - December): June 30

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.  High school interns in Senator Schatz's office meet weekly via video conference to complete projects throughout the course of their internship.  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 late September - 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, 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 access to email throughout the internship.  Interns will be selected based on their involvement in their community and diversity of interests.  Student government experience is not required.  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 2024 - 25 school year are due by 12:00pm HT on Wednesday, August 28.

Please contact or our Hawai‘i office at 808-523-2061 with any questions.