Internship Program

Internships in the Washington, DC and Ohio offices of Senator Rob Portman offer college-aged students an exciting introduction to the U.S. Senate and the workings of a Senate office. Interns are assigned to work alongside staff responsible for the Senator’s legislative, press, and administrative operations. Internships are designed primarily for students who have completed at least one full year of collegiate undergraduate coursework and preference is given to students who are residents of Ohio.

Applications will be reviewed for the 2019 Spring Semester internships on a rolling basis. Your completed application must be sent to 

A completed internship application will include: 

1) Your Resume

2) A completed application form (found below)

3) A one page explanation of interest in the internship

4) Two letters of recommendation 

Please contact our office at 202-224-3353 or via email at for any questions regarding Senator Portman’s Internship program.