Thank you for expressing interest in the programs Congresswoman Eshoo offers for students. The Congresswoman is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of students in how representation and government work by having them participate in the work of her office on behalf of the people of California’s 16th Congressional District.

Congresswoman Eshoo offers internships in her Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto District Offices to students currently enrolled in college or university. Students who reside in the 16th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. Interns assist congressional staff with administrative duties (e.g. phones, copying, drafting correspondence, etc.) as well as legislative work (e.g. legislative research and analysis, drafting responses to constituent inquiries, and assisting staff in a variety of projects and activities).

Our office is flexible in working with students who are on the quarter system or the semester system. Interns can work full time (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or part time, but applicants should plan for a minimum of 10 to 15 hours of availability throughout the work week.

A resume or letter of recommendation can also be included with applications.

The 2022 deadlines for applying for an internship in the Washington D.C. Office and the Palo Alto District Office are as follows:

Summer Internships:           April 1st
Fall Internships:                   August 5th
Spring Internships:              November 18th (Washington, D.C.) / December 1st (Palo Alto District Office)

Summer is a popular time for internships and there is a limit to the number of interns we can accept due to physical space constraints in our offices.


Should you have any questions about the Internship Program or the application process, you can contact the Intern Coordinator in the Palo Alto District Office at 650-323-2984 or at 202-225-8104 in the Washington, D.C. office.  Our email address is

Additionally, while the internship program is for college students, high school students who wish to get engaged in public policy issues are encouraged to apply for the Student Advisory Board


To apply for an internship in one of our offices, please complete and submit the Internship form*. 

*If you are unable to fill out the webform, please send a completed PDF iconInternship Application to by the appropriate deadline so that we can follow up with you.