Senator Merkley’s office offers unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. and in six Oregon offices throughout the state for college students, recent college graduates, and others looking to gain experience. Individuals from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  The office is happy to work with colleges or institutions to allow students to earn academic credit during their internships. Full and part-time internships are available.


To learn more about internships with Senator Merkley, visit our FAQs page.

How to Apply

Please follow the link below to apply for an internship.

“My own public service began at the age of 19, when I interned for Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would return to the Senate 33 years later to represent Oregon in the same seat once held by Senator Hatfield. I hope I can offer students the same unique life-changing opportunities my internship gave me.”

—Senator Jeff Merkley

You may reach the D.C. Intern Coordinator at (202) 224-3753 and the State Intern Coordinator at (503) 326-3386. If you have questions or concerns regarding the internship process or your application submission please email the Washington DC at or State Office at