Internships

Washington, D.C. Office

My Washington, D.C. office provides internships for the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters for college students. Students generally work full-time, but my office can accommodate part-time internships for students who are concurrently enrolled in courses at a local university.

Daily responsibilities include answering constituent phone calls, researching legislation and policy issues for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, drafting social media posts and constituent correspondence, and conducting tours of the Capitol.

This internship opportunity provides students a unique educational experience, where they get hands-on experience working in the Legislative branch, while expanding their professional network.

How to apply for D.C. Internships

To apply for an internship in my Washington, D.C. office, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references to Emma.Cunningham@mail.house.gov. Please note in the subject line what semester you wish to apply for.

Fall Interships

Operate from early-August through mid-December. Applications for Fall internships are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Spring Internships

Operate from early-January through mid-May. Applications for Spring internships are accepted on a rolling basis.

Summer Internships

Operate from mid-May through mid-August and applications should be submitted no later than March 1.

Austin Office

I am accepting applications for internships at my district office in Austin, TX. This internship allows students an opportunity to gain direct knowledge of how a congressional office functions, and see the inner workings that are required to best serve the constituents of the Tenth District. Many congressional interns have used their experience to further their interests and careers in public service and government.

In the office, intern duties include communicating with constituents on the phone and in the office, working to resolve their issues or concerns, researching topics and gathering information for staff members, and assisting staff with administrative tasks throughout the office. While interns in our district office will not have any direct involvement with legislation, they will learn about current events and legislation going on in Congress in order to be able to relay that information to concerned constituents. These are just a few of the activities an intern can expect to take part in, but there are always new opportunities and projects that arise.

Schedules:
Internships are available in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. While an intern is expected to complete a full semester (or summer), we are very flexible in scheduling around academic affairs. District interns are expected to work 15-20 hours per week (or more if requested), with schedules being arranged based on academic availability during the day/week.

Application Instructions:
If you are interested in applying for an internship, please fill out an Internship Application and send it along with the following information to the Austin office:
1.) Current resume and cover letter
2.) Current transcript (preferred)
3.) Two letters of recommendation

Please submit materials via email, mail or fax to:
U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul
Attn: Mr. Ryan Clancy
3301 Northland Drive, Suite 212
Austin, TX 78731
Fax: (512) 473-0514

Degree Status: Must have completed at least one semester of college and current student

Contact Information for Austin office: Mr. Ryan Clancy Phone: (512) 473-2357 Fax: (512) 473-0514 

United States Citizenship Required

In order to be eligible to be an intern in either Washington, DC or in my Texas offices, you must be a U.S. citizen.

Internship Application