The Democratic Staff of the House Natural Resources Committee is currently seeking full-time Interns for the summer session (May-August). Applicants must be organized, detail oriented, and dependable. Above all, we seek interns who are passionate about issues within the Natural Resources Committee’s jurisdiction and demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills.

To apply, address your application materials to Carlyn LeGrant at with the subject line “Summer Internship Application.” Please include a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample. In the email, specify which of the following internships you’re applying to. The deadline for all summer applications is Friday March 6th.


Available Positions:

Legislative Internship:

A Legislative Internship offers the opportunity to work with one of the Committee’s Subcommittees and the chance to attend Committee hearings, markups, briefings, and meetings. Legislative Interns gain firsthand experience with the legislative process at the Committee level. Primary duties include administrative assistance such as answering phone calls and processing mail, researching natural resources policy issues, and preparing for Committee hearings.   

Oversight and Investigations

Oversight and Investigations interns work closely with Subcommittee staff on projects and investigations overseeing the Department of the Interior and other entities within the Committee’s jurisdiction. Interns assist staff in investigating instances of fraud, waste, and abuse that degrade our natural resources and undermine our nation’s bedrock environmental laws. Primary responsibilities include reviewing documents produced by federal agencies, conducting research for projects and reports, monitoring changes in regulatory policies, and other administrative duties as assigned.


Communications internships, involve a variety of assignments with the four-person communications staff, including website development, media relations, writing projects, and other tasks on an as-needed basis. Communications interns will be well prepared for media and communications roles in personal offices or on Committee staffs at the conclusion of their time at the Committee.


Legal internships involve supporting the legislative, oversight, and procedural operations of the committee. Legal interns will gain firsthand experience on a wide variety of topics related to legislative drafting, hearings, markups, and floor procedure. Duties will vary from day to day, but may include: answering the phones; conducting legal research; drafting amendments, scripts, letters, memos, and bill reports; assisting with markup activities; and attending briefings and hearings. Under the supervision of the Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel, legal interns will gain insight into the legislative process, including parliamentary procedure, substantive policy in the Committee’s jurisdiction, legislative strategy, and constitutional issues.


Currently Unavailable (will open fall 2020):

Outreach and Engagement:

It is Outreach and Engagement’s mission to uplift and elevate the most vulnerable communities across the country. The Outreach and Engagement intern will assist in identifying and connecting with stakeholder organizations and individuals to broaden the universe of public advocates that are engaged on Committee priorities. Specifically, the Outreach and Engagement Intern will be integral to advancing Chairman Grijalva’s environmental justice initiatives in the House of Representatives.  Some duties include answering phones, preparing for events, conducting research, managing databases, and writing proposals.