Summer 2024 FLAD Legislative Internships

 Main goal:

This call aims at selecting up to eight interns with an interest in public service and eager to acquire significant experience in the US legislative process.

These are paid, in-person internships that will provide to the selected candidates first-hand political experience and knowledge about local and federal government.

You will work directly with a state or federal legislator. Your tasks as intern will be adapted to your field of expertise and your personal career goals, so you can make the most out of it.

Internships will be held during this Summer, with flexible starting date, length and working schedule.

You may intern in one of the following offices:

•          Congressman David Valadao (Washington, D.C. Office, Capitol Hill)

•          Congressman Jim Costa (Washington, D.C. Office, Capitol Hill)

•          Congressman John Duarte (Washington, D.C. Office, Capitol Hill)

•          Congresswoman Lori Loureiro Trahan (Washington, D.C. Office, Capitol Hill)

•          State Senator Jack Martins (New York State Senate)

•          State Senator Jessica de La Cruz (Rhode Island State Senate)

•          State Senator Michael J. Rodrigues (Massachusetts State Senate)

•          State Representative David T. Vieira (Massachusetts State House)

Applicant eligibility:

All applicants must be US citizens of Portuguese ancestry, aged 18 to 25 (at the time of application). All academic fields are accepted.

Please check the specific requirements of each office in the notice of this call.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted through the online form available here.

Applicants will be asked to submit the following documents:

  • Résumé
  • One recommendation letter
  • Cover letter or video explaining why you want to intern at a legislative office and what your Portuguese heritage means to you
  • Copy of transcript

The deadline to apply is February 27th, 11: 59 PM (Pacific Time) / February 28th, 2:59 AM (Eastern Time).

Applicants can learn more about this opportunity on our website: :

For more information about this internship opportunity, please email