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Thank you for your interest in an internship with my office. Internships provide a unique learning experience for college students and recent college graduates to gain first-hand experience and knowledge of the political process and the operations of a Congressional office. Internship opportunities are available year round in our Washington, D.C. office and our district office in Dallas. All internships are based on merit.

Download an internship application.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The intern applicant should have a direct Texas connection by either being a resident of Texas or attending a university in Texas.
  • The applicant should have completed at least one year of college and not have been out of college for more than one year prior to beginning the internship.
  • The applicant should have an interest in the political and legislative process and possess strong writing, analytical and communication skills.

A variety of legislative and administrative responsibilities are selected to provide a rewarding learning experience and an understanding of how a congressional office operates.

Washington , DC

Legislative responsibilities in the D.C. office may include monitoring committee activities and attending hearings, tracking legislation, and researching, analyzing and responding to constituent inquiries. Administrative duties may include mail processing, material duplication, collation of media reports and information, responding to telephone, email and written inquiries, and assisting with a variety of other office projects.

A Washington intern experience may also include touring and visiting monuments, galleries, and other sites around the city.

Dallas, TX

In the district office, Interns will have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community in addition to the Administrative tasks listed above.


Internships are available in the spring, summer and fall in both my Washington, D.C. and Dallas offices. To be considered for an internship, a completed application package should be submitted to desired office by the corresponding date listed below.

Exceptions may be granted and we are flexible on the dates, but bear in mind that they have been chosen so that the intern can have ample time to secure adequate housing for the internship period after being selected.

  • November 1 for Winter/Spring Internships
  • April 1 for Summer Internships
  • July 1 for Fall Internships

Application Process and Required Materials

  • Submit a completed Intern Application.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit your resume and cover letter.
  • Submit your college transcript
  • Submit a brief, one-page essay detailing why you wish to intern in our office and why you feel you would be an asset to our organization.
  • Mail or fax all of the above items prior to the appropriate deadline to:

For Internships in D.C.:

Office of Congressman Jeb Hensarling
Attn: Intern Coordinator
129 Cannon House Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 226-4888


For Internships in Dallas:

Office of Congressman Jeb Hensarling
Attn: Intern Coordinator
6510 Abrams Road #243
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 349-0738


Due to heightened security, please allow at least two weeks for mail to reach our Washington, DC office.