Summer Intern Program 2024

We are excited to announce the start of the 2024 U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Summer Internship Program. SAA Internships are paid, non-partisan, business operations positions designed to challenge and reward a select number of college students to work at the SAA on Capitol Hill and surrounding areas.

Internships can start as early as Monday, May 6, 2024 and can last until Friday, August 30, 2024.

Ready to Apply?

Application deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00pm EST.

FAQs:

The U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA) organization is responsible for all Senate computers and technology support, recording and photographic services, printing and graphics services, and telecommunications services. The Sergeant at Arms also provides assistance to all Senate offices with their mailing, staffing, purchasing and financial needs. Learn more about the SAA here.
Eligible students must meet the following requirements:
  • Must have completed at least one year of college and be enrolled for the coming fall semester.
  • Must be willing to start the intern assignment no earlier than May 6, 2024 and no later than the first week of June.
  • Must commit to working for a minimum of eight weeks and a 40-hour work week.
  • Must pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills.
During the application process, summer intern candidates must disclose any family members or relatives who currently work at the SAA.  While the SAA may hire candidates with family members or relatives who work for the SAA, those candidates must independently meet the SAA’s qualification standards and be selected based upon their own individual merits.
 
Candidates must also disclose whether they have previously held an internship with the SAA. No individuals who have previously held SAA internships may be accepted for a second internship, except with the specific written approval of SAA Human Resources. 
  1. The program provides SAA offices with additional assistance during the busy summer months.
  2. The program introduces college students to the work of the Sergeant at Arms and the Senate through work assignments and educational programs.
  3. The program provides a potential pipeline of qualified candidates for future employment within SAA offices, should they meet the criteria and qualifications for such employment after their graduation.
  4. Summer interns will work on-site and certain positions may allow for partial remote work, however, full-time remote is not an option for summer interns.
Yes, internships in the Senate SAA are paid. For 2024, interns are paid $1,473 semi-monthly (twice a month) and are also provided with a public transit subsidy for travel to and from the worksite.
The SAA is unable to provide housing accommodations for interns.