Senate Internships

I am happy to offer internships in both my Providence and Washington, D.C. Senate offices. These internships are open to college-aged students, with preference given to Rhode Island residents.

Interns will be introduced to the legislative process through a variety of duties, including maintaining correspondence with constituents, conducting policy research, and assisting in the day-to-day operations of my office. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will also be responsible for hosting tours of the Capitol complex for visiting Rhode Islanders, attending briefings and congressional hearings, and assisting our press office.

Internships are available on both a full- and part-time basis during both the summer and the school year. Our office offers paid internships to accepted applicants who will not receive funding through their college/university or an outside program. To apply, please use my online form:


Note that you will be asked to provide us with a cover letter, a copy of your resume, and one letter of recommendation. You will be contacted via email after you complete your application to submit your additional materials. 

The application for Summer 2022 is due by 11:59pm on March 18th

You may also contact the office in which you are interested in working via phone, fax, or postal mail:

Providence, R.I.

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
Attn: Kristin Sullivan
170 Westminster Street
Suite 200
Providence, RI 02903
401-453-5294 phone
401-453-5085 fax

Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
Attn: Laura Fusco
Hart Senate Office Building
Room 530
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-2921 phone
202-228-6362 fax

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Laura Fusco, Intern Coordinator, at 202-224-2921. Thank you for your interest in working with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Deadline for Summer applications:

The application for Summer 2022 is due by 11:59pm on March 18th