An internship with the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee in the office of Chairman Ben Cardin provides an inside look on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation and conducts oversight of federal agencies, programs, and policy implementation. Interns will track and research proposed legislation, monitor committee hearings, and assist with press clippings.

  • Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students
  • Fall and spring applicants are required to work at least 16 hours per week
  • Summer internships are full-time
  • Maryland ties are a plus, but not required

The ideal candidate would be a detail-oriented self-starter, with strong research and writing skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced office. A background in business is not required, but candidates should have an interest in small businesses.

To apply, send a cover letter, current resume with three references, two letters of recommendation, and a one-page memo on a topic of your choice to, indicating the session to which you are applying in the subject line.

Please submit your application by the following deadlines:

  • Fall: August 31st
  • Spring: December 20th
  • Summer: March 15th