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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska



Thank you for your interest in an internship with my office.

A congressional internship provides the exciting opportunity to experience firsthand the functions of a congressional office and the legislative process. Internships in my office are unpaid; however, college credit, if applicable, will be provided. Nebraska ties are preferred but not required.

Washington, D.C.
In the Washington, D.C. office, interns will assist with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Interns will have the opportunity to gain further understanding of the legislative process by attending congressional hearings and policy briefings.

Nebraska Offices (Grand Island & Scottsbluff)
In the Nebraska offices, interns will have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s outreach with residents of Nebraska’s Third Congressional District through constituent services, administrative tasks, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. Interns may also assist with constituent casework, which includes interacting with federal agencies.


  • Degree-seeking students or recent graduates with a strong academic record.
  • Demonstrated self-starter.
  • Excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please fill out the internship application form below and attach your cover letter, resume, and transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Available Internship Sessions:            
Spring: January – April                       
Summer: May – August                      
Fall: September – December             

If you have any additional questions or would like further information, please email Olivia Widenhouse or call (202) 225-6435.

In preparation to complete this application, please make sure you have a cover letter and resume ready (.txt, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf). You'd also need names and addresses of three references.

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Constituents who are hard of hearing or use a video phone have the option to choose TDD or VP based on the type of device they are using. This allows our office to respond to them accordingly. The default option "Voice" is a standard audible telephone.

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