VFW Legislative Office Seeks Qualified Interns

August 22, 2008 | Jobs & Internships

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Legislative Services, is looking for hardworking, motivated undergraduate students to join our ranks for an exciting internship experience. The VFW is currently accepting applications for fall and spring semesters.

An internship at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Washington D.C. is an exciting and rewarding way for students to advance their professional and academic experience. Unlike most Capitol Hill internships, VFW interns do not spend their time answering phone calls and responding to letters from constituents. Based on the capacities and interests of the intern, they may directly influence policies regarding veterans and directly participate in the advocating efforts of the VFW. Interns can expect to research proposed legislation, provide input to VFW and Congressional staff, and draft letters of support to Congressional offices regarding proposed legislation. In addition, the VFW provides interns with a reasonable stipend, as well as an opportunity to utilize the resources of the VFW in conjunction with their personal academic research.

Prospective interns must be undergraduate students and will need to provide a detailed application packet that includes: A current resume, 2 letters of recommendation (including at least one academic letter of recommendation), 4-5 page writing sample (academic paper), official school transcripts, and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern with the VFW. Prior military service is preferred but not required.

Please submit applications and questions to Justin Brown at jbrown@vfw.org.