Congressional internships open in Sen. Scott's office


A U.S. senator who represents South Carolina is accepting congressional internship applications for positions in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for this summer.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is offering undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government police and press.

According to a release from Scott's press office, the internship will provide students with the "ability to work with and learn from public service professionals." All internships are unpaid, but students will "learn invaluable work experience and skills throughout the internship that will help them gain a better understanding of how their government works."

In the North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices, interns will take an active role in the community by working on state-based projects of importance, answering phones, completing research and other projects and being an integral part of day-to-day office operations. State office interns have the ability to assist with issues that are personally affecting South Carolinians.

In Washington, interns have the unique chance to research legislation, attend Congressional hearings and briefings, assist with press tasks and help with constituent letters on issues. Responsibilities also include answering phones, helping to coordinate meetings and other administrative tasks. By the end of the program, students will come away with a stronger understanding of the lawmaking process and will have improved their communication writing skills and critical thinking abilities.

Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules but can generally run 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Interested South Carolina students can apply at For additional questions, contact the internship coordinator at or (202) 224-6121.