Tina Smith

United States Senator for Minnesota


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Internships in St. Paul, MN


This internship is a great opportunity for college students or recent graduates interested in learning how an elected official’s office serves its constituents. Interns will be selected based on the quality of their application and demonstrated commitment to public service. Sen. Smith accepts all applications for internships; however Minnesotans will be given preference. All internships are unpaid. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities include; but are not limited to:

  • Answer phones and record constituent concerns
  • Assist constituent and outreach staff with casework and related tasks
  • Assist outreach staff with research, event planning and other work
  • Attend meetings with outreach staff
  • Assist scheduling and communications staff
  • Other assigned tasks based on the needs of the staff and office


  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Access to congressional database for research projects
  • Being paired with legislative staff members according to the intern’s interest
  • Attend private meetings and events involving the Senator

Internships in Washington, DC

Similar to the St. Paul Office, interns in DC will be paired with a legislative assistant who matches their issue are of interest, and will assist this staffer with policy research, as well attend committee hearings and other Senate events. Interns will be an integral part of keeping the office functional by assisting with constituent mail process and managing the front desk.

How to Apply

If you are interested in an internship in Sen. Smith’s offices, please send the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating weekly availability
  • Three references (name and contact information including email and phone numbers).

Letters of recommendations are NOT required.  

St. Paul, MN applicants, please send information to:  mninterns@smith.senate.gov, or fax to (651) 221-1078.

Washington, D.C. applicants, please send information to: interns@smith.senate.gov, or fax to (202) 224-0044.  

Applications must be received by the deadline, depending on which term you are applying for.

  • Fall Internship – July 15                  (min. of 12 hrs/week)
  • Spring Internship – November 15 (min. of 12 hrs/week)
  • Summer Internship – March 20        (min. three full days or five partial days/week.) 


Saint Paul Office
60 Plato Boulevard E.
Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55107
TEL: (651) 221-1016
FAX: (651) 221-1078


D.C. Office
309 Hart Senate
Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
TEL: (202) 224-5641
FAX: (202) 224-0044



Washington, D.C. Office

309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5641

State Offices

Moorhead Office
819 Center Avenue
Suite 2A
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: (218) 284-8721

Duluth Office
515 W 1st Street
Suite 104
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 722-2390

State Offices

Saint Paul
60 Plato Blvd. East
Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone: (651) 221-1016

1202-1/2 7th Street NW
Suite 213
Rochester, MN  55901
Phone: (507) 288-2003