Congressman Raul Ruiz is providing up to an $1,800 stipend for students to alleviate the costs of interning in our Washington, D.C. office. Unpaid Congressional internships make it impossible for less affluent students to afford the costs of housing, transportation, and food. Congressman Ruiz is committed to ensuring each student has the opportunity to learn more about government and the legislative process. Congressman Ruiz is asking for students of all backgrounds, who would not otherwise be able to afford to intern in Washington D.C., to apply for a semester internship. If accepted, each intern would receive a stipend of up to $1,800 to help pay for the costs of living in Washington, D.C.
This internship is a unique opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and learn firsthand how Congress works. Interns will work closely with staff to understand the critical issues that are driving the legislative agenda. Duties would include attending congressional hearings, writing memos, and assisting staff with legislative research. Interns will also be answering phones, giving U.S. Capitol tours, processing mail, and other tasks as assigned by staff.
Prospective interns should be mature, self-motivated, and enthusiastic. Candidates should also have strong research and writing skills. All candidates for this stipend must be students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, and all candidates must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be considered for the Internship. Applications from individuals with California ties are preferred. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender stereotyping, national origin, age, military status, disability, or any other legally protected status under applicable federal law and House Rules. Internships in the Office of Congressman Ruiz are at-will.