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An internship in my office is an opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes look at how our government works. You see it all, and more importantly, you get to be a part of it.

Internship opportunities are available in my Washington, D.C., Aberdeen, Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls offices during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Duties in the Washington, D.C., office include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing legislative support. Duties in the South Dakota offices include researching constituent inquiries and requests, participation in outreach activities, assisting staff on special projects, sorting mail handling phone calls and responding to constituent requests. In all offices, students will work closely with constituents and staff, polish their research and writing skills and gain an in-depth understanding of a Senate office.

Students of all majors, not just political science, are encouraged to apply. Interns are compensated for their work, and we work closely with universities to help students receive college credits for their internship. The start and end date of internships are flexible. Internships can be tailored to a student’s specific policy interests if possible.

Interested applicants should fill out the below application and submit a resume along with one letter of recommendation to Rebecca Herman at Please reach out to my Sioux Falls office at 605-336-0486 with any questions.

Application deadlines:
Spring internships: December 1
Summer internships: April 1
Fall internships: August 1