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Intern with Senator Spilka!

Senator Spilka with Summer 2014 interns Chris, Amy and Stacey.

Senator Spilka with Summer 2014 interns Chris, Amy and Stacey.

Please note: Senator Spilka’s office is now accepting new interns for Summer 2016.

Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) is always looking for motivated individuals to work as interns in her State House office. Ideal candidates are professional and responsible and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

An unpaid internship at the State House is a wonderful opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of Beacon Hill and the legislative process. Internships are offered on a full or part-time basis and are available for undergraduate or graduate students.

As an intern, you will serve in many different capacities and learn how the State Senate operates. Some of your responsibilities may include:

  • Attending Committee hearings, issue briefings and meetings and formal Senate sessions
  • Researching legislation, policy and district issues
  • Tracking, processing and drafting constituent correspondence
  • Compiling daily press clips
  • General office support

Interns work on projects in a range of policy areas, including economic development, environment, transportation, education, healthcare, technology and land use. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend State House events, briefings, Committee hearings and lectures of personal interest.

All are welcome to apply. Knowledge of or connection to the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk district (Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick) is a plus. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and 2-5 page writing sample (excerpts are acceptable) to Puja Mehta at and David Hock at

Please call the office at (617) 722-1640 with any questions.


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