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.  We are currently accepting applications for the Spring and Summer of 2019.

Applications for the 2019 Spring Semester are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Your completed application for Spring 2019 must be sent to  

A completed internship application will include: 

1) Your Resume

2) A completed application form (found at the bottom of this page)

3) A one page explanation of interest in the internship

4) Two letters of recommendation 

Applications for the Summer of 2019 must be submitted on or before Friday, February 15th, 2019 and can be completed through the online application link below.

Session 1 of the Summer internship runs from May 13th, 2019 to June 21st, 2019.

Session 2 of the Summer internship runs from June 24th, 2019 to August 2nd, 2019.

Click here to apply for the Summer 2019 Internship in Washington, DC or Ohio.  

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

Page Program 

The Senate Page Program provides a unique opportunity for high school students who have a desire to learn and contribute to our nation’s legislative process.   There are a total of 30 pages per session and each is appointed by a senator.  Senator Portman is honored to be able to participate in this highly competitive program by appointing one student per session.   

Senate page duties consist primarily of preparing the Senate chamber for Senate sessions and delivering bills and amendments onto the Senate floor. Other duties include delivering correspondence and legislative material within the Congressional complex. Pages in the spring and fall sessions attend academically rigorous classes in the early morning at the U.S. Senate Page School, a program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Senate pages receive a salary, from which is deducted income tax and room-and-board fees. Pages are housed a few blocks from the Capitol in Webster Hall and must wear uniforms provided by the Senate while on duty.  

Program Requirements: 

This program is open to high school students who are at least 16 years old but not yet 18 years old. 

Students are only eligible to serve as a page during their junior year or during the summers before or after their junior year. 

Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States. 

Priority is given to students from Ohio. 

A Completed Page Application Will Include: 

1)      Your high school transcript

2)      Two letters of recommendation

3)      A completed application form 

Session 1 of the Summer Senate Page Program runs from June 10th to June 28th, 2019. 

Session 2 of the Summer Senate Page Program runs from July 8th to August 2nd, 2019.  

Applications for the 2019 Senate Page Program Summer Sessions are being currently being accepted.  Your completed applications for either of the 2019 Summer Sessions must be submitted on or before March 29th, 2019, and can be completed through the online application below.  

Click here to apply for the 2019 Senate Page Program Summer Sessions (https://oampublic.senate.govconstituent/login/37ca4458-ad69-4dd3-a1d6-ae6e81173a64). 

The application for the Fall Session of the Senate Page Program will be released in early April.  Any additional information about the Fall Session will be posted on this page at that time.