Internship Opportunities

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

My office is always accepting applications from students interested in interning in my Washington D.C. or my Lake Dallas district office. 

District Office Internships

By assisting my district staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community.

Applications Deadlines: 

Winter Break 2021/2022 internship: Deadline is November 5, 2021 
Spring 2022 internship: Deadline is December 3, 2021 
Summer 2022 internship: Deadline is April 15, 2022

Click here to download the internship application for my district office.

Please send your application and requested documents to Robin Vaughan or fax to (940) 497-5067. If you have any questions regarding district office internships, please contact Robin by telephone at (940) 497-5031.

Washington, D.C. Internships

Interns in my Washington office will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with my legislative and communications staff. While on Capitol Hill, interns complete a variety of tasks including interacting with constituents, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, researching policy issues, attending briefings, and more. 

Applications for Washington, D.C. internships are accepted on a rolling basis.

If you are applying for an internship in Washington, D.C., please send your application and requested materials to Amanda Baldwin. If you have any questions regarding DC internships, please contact Amanda at (202) 225-7772.  

Press Internships

         This position offers an opportunity to gain perspective on the day-to-day operations of a Hill press shop. Duties include:

  • Assisting/managing daily social media posts
  • Editing and assisting with producing monthly podcast
  • Participating in interview scheduling and preparation
  • Compiling daily press clips
  • Drafting press releases, floor speeches, op-eds, newsletters, and video scripts

To apply, please send resume and two writing samples to RepBurgessPress@mail.house.gov


What a past intern said about her experience:

“No amount of daydreaming could have prepared me for the incredible reality of working with Congressman Burgess and his staff. Everyone in the office went above and beyond to make this an experience I would never forget. When I applied, I had every intention of being nothing more than a mail-sorting, phone-answering gofer. Instead, I had the opportunity to learn and develop skills that will follow me through the rest of my life. Not once did I feel like a typical intern in Congressman Burgess’ office. My first day on the job, I was treated as an integral part of the team. The staff quickly identified and utilized my strengths, while also giving me the chance to grow in some of my weaker areas. This internship forever changed my life. I have always been a dreamer, but now I know that even my wildest dreams were too small. More than ever I believe in the idea of America, and through this experience, I feel sure that I can surround myself with brilliant, hardworking people and together we can effect change.” – Elizabeth Eppler, Texas Tech University