Student Resources

Internship Program

Internships in the Washington, DC as well as Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo, Ohio offices of Senator Portman offer college-aged students an exciting introduction to the U.S. Senate and the workings of a Senate office. Internships are designed primarily for students who have completed at least one full year of collegiate coursework and preference is given to students who are residents of Ohio.

Applications for the Fall of 2022 have closed. 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 for the Fall 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 fall session 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: 

Must be in junior year of high school

Must be at least 16, but not 18 years old

Mush have at least a 3.0 GPA  

Must be a US Citizen

Must have all required vaccinations (This includes receiving all Covid-19 vaccine doses at least 2 weeks prior to the session start date)

Applications for the 2022 Fall Session of the Page Program have closed.