Senator Johnson's Internships

Internship opportunities are available in all 4 offices:  Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Madison and Washington, DC.  Internships in the Washington, DC office allow students to experience the legislative process firsthand.  Washington office interns may assist with legislative research, attend committee hearings, conduct Capitol tours, and help with administrative duties.  Oshkosh, Milwaukee and Madison internships allow students to gain experience with casework, constituent services, and constituent outreach.  Internship duties in any of the three offices can be tailored to a student’s career goals and policy interests.

Internship opportunities are available year-round.  Spring internships run from early January to May, the summer internships run from May to August, and the fall internships run from September to December.  Start and end dates can be flexible to accommodate a student’s academic semester schedule. 

College students, graduate students, and recent graduates who are considering further education programs are encouraged to apply. College credit is available.

Former interns have gone on to find employment in a wide variety of fields in Washington and Wisconsin. 

To Apply

Email material to  In the interest of time, unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  1. A one page resume
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. A college transcript
  4. A writing sample in response to the following statement:
    Senator Ron Johnson’s office is guided by the following 5 core values:  teamwork, respect, integrity, professionalism, and loyalty.  Choose one of these, and in a few paragraphs, discuss what that value means to you and how you demonstrate it. 

Due Dates

Summer internships: completed packets are due the second Friday in March.
Fall semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in August
Spring semester internships: completed packets are due the first Friday in December

Completed packets may also be mailed to our office, however, please mail your packet approximately three weeks prior to the due date to ensure ample time for it to get through security and screening.

Any questions regarding internships in Senator Ron Johnson’s office should be sent to