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How are laws created? What do members of Congress do when they are drafting or voting on legislation? Is elected office the right path for me? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, an internship with the federal government could be the right experience for you. From the executive branch to the legislative branch, from opportunities in Washington, DC, to local offices, the Gerald Ford Institute for Public Service will help you find an internship that provides insight into our nation’s government.

Spotlight: Brennan Ackerman, ’15

A student in a suit standing in front of a window.Brennan spent the summer of 2014 in Washington, DC, interning for his member of Congress, Dan Benishek (MI-1). An aspiring lawyer, Brenan focused on constituent relations (answering the phone, drafting response letters) and researching legislation regarding veteran services for the Congressman and his staff.

Other Offices

Senate Office

House Office

Executive Branch

  • Carl Levin
  • Debbie Stabenow
  • Mitch McConnell
  • Chuck Schumer
  • Senate Banking Committee
  • Candace Miller
  • Sander Levin
  • Mark Schauer
  • Dave Camp
  • Mike Rogers
  • President’s Council on Service and Civil Participation
  • White House Office of Political Affairs
  • Office of Vice President, Correspondence Office
  • Department of the Interior, National Parks Service
  • Department of the Treasury, Office of Economic Development