Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina



The application period for a Spring 2019 internship is now closed!


Internships provide an opportunity for current college students and recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in a Congressional Office and learn more about the legislative process. Interns can expect to learn about the legislative process and the functions of a congressional office. The hours can accomodate the students' course schedule, but generally run from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

We offer full and part-time, semester-long internships in our Washington D.C., Wilson, and Durham offices. Although internships are unpaid, interns will gain valuable hands-on experience and can receive academic credit. 

Digital Intern: Our Washington, DC office seeks a creative and highly motivated Digital Intern to assist our fast-paced communications team. Primary responsibilities will include formatting press clippings, creating and updating press lists, creating various digital graphics, and editing video content. Individuals with experience with graphic design and video editing software are preferred.  Apply below to be considered for the Digital Internship.

For information on the NCCU School of Law Congressional Summer Internship Program, click here.


Intern duties will vary, but include: answering phones, researching legislation for the Member and staff, attending hearings and briefings, responding to constituent letters, sorting mail, drafting press releases, and assisting staff as needed.



Applicants should have skills in:

  • Writing
  • Communications
  • Organization

Applicant must:

  • Be detail-orientated
  • Have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline
  • Have a positive attitude and a willingness to work on a variety of tasks

Interns are not required to be from the First District, but connection to the district is a plus. 


How to Apply

No longer accepting applications for: Spring 2019 Session (January 2019 - May 2019)
Application Due Date: The application period has now closed

*Session dates are flexible/subject to change to accommodate office scheduling needs.

1. Complete the application form below.

2. Attach the following in a single document (MS Word or PDF)

  • Resume (no more than 2 pages)
  • Cover Letter (no more than 1 page) telling us why you want to intern in Congressman Butterfield's office.
  • References (3 minimum professional or academic)

3. Submit

For questions or concerns please contact the Intern Coordinator in my DC office at (202) 225-3101 or  

Where would you like to work (Choose one):

Your file size can not exceed 500KB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt

Mac users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.