Senator McCain provides internships in all of his state and D.C. Senate offices for students who are selected from all parts of Arizona. The program offers young Arizonans the opportunity to learn more about the federal government and the legislative process.

Interns are expected to perform a wide variety of duties including: answering constituent phone calls, handling mail, performing legislative research, attending hearings, conducting Capitol tours, drafting memos and response letters, and assisting the staff on special projects. We welcome applicants who are motivated, devoted to public issues, dedicated to their school work and self-starters. The internship program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools that will assist an intern in all future professional endeavors.

How to Apply

To apply to my Office Internship Program, please email my Senate Office at When emailing to apply, please include the following:

First & Last Name

Mailing Address

Email Address

Indicate which session you would like to serve: Spring, Fall, or Summer

Indicate in which office you would like to serve: Washington, D.C, Phoenix, Arizona, Prescott, Arizona or Tucson, Arizona

Please also attach to your email the following required information: Resume, Short Writing Sample (100-200 words) and Two Letters of Recommendation


Application Deadlines are as follows:

Spring Session (January- May):

November 1st

Summer Session (May-June, July-August):

March 1st

Fall Session (September – December):

June 1st


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