An internship in Senator Ben Cardin's office provides an exciting educational and a behind-the-scenes look at the federal legislative process. Interns will provide basic assistance to the staff by sorting office mail, researching and summarizing proposed legislation, attending hearings and briefings, and drafting constituent correspondence.

The selection process is highly competitive. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate-level students.* Fall and Spring applicants are required to work at least 16 hours per week. Summer internships are full-time positions. All interested applicants should apply online. You must create an account to access the application. 

Paid internships are available to applicants that meet the following requirements: 

   ο must be a United States citizen and a Maryland resident
      ο enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
          ο must not receive any other compensation for the internship
         ο a
ble to meet the minimum work requirements listed below
Minimum Hours
per Week
Minimum Time CommittmentStipend Amount
Summer 40 hours Seven weeks $1,000
Fall/Spring 16 - 24 hours Three months $850
Fall/Spring 32 - 40 hours Three months $1,250


Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer: March 15
   Fall Semester: July 15
                  Spring Semester: November 15