Sen. Scott's office opens internship applications


Applications are being accepted for summertime congressional internships in South Carolina and Washington, D.C., in U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's office.

The internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy and press, according to a news release from Scott's office. Scott, a Republican, represents South Carolina.

Students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from public service professionals.

All internships are unpaid, but students will "learn invaluable work experience and skills throughout their internship that will help them gain a better understanding of how their government functions."

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

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

Interested South Carolina students should contact the internship coordinator at or (202) 224-6121.