Internship Program | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Internship Program

We are pleased to offer an outstanding and substantive internship program for the nation’s best and brightest young leaders. At the Chamber, you will obtain a hands-on, meaningful work experience designed to meet your academic and career goals. Our internships offer opportunities in research, writing, database management, webpage maintenance, communications, and event preparation. During the internship, you will network with colleagues and senior-level executives while participating in educational and professional activities designed to enhance your internship experience.

Program Status

The application period for the Spring 2018 Internship Program is now open.  The program begins on Friday, January 26, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 27, 2018. Please see the attached document for a list of internship opportunities. Send your resume and application to and note in the subject line the department to which you are applying. You may list your second and third choice departments on your application. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain posted until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before Friday, November 17, 2017. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Internship Program Overview

  • Welcome lunch and orientation
  • Lunch and learn: a luncheon series that provides interns with multiple opportunities to converse with and seek the advice of senior-level Chamber executives;
  • Resume and Interview Workshop: a workshop designated to enhancing your resume writing, cover letter writing and interviewing skills
  • Sporting events: past events have included Nationals baseball games and Wizards basketball games
  • White House Tour
  • Farewell Reception 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a paid internship?

Yes, interns receive a competitive salary, unless the intern elects to receive academic credit in lieu of monetary compensation.

Do I qualify for an internship after I have finished school or university?

To be eligible for an internship, the Chamber requires that you are either enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program.

When is the application deadline?

We accept applications until we have filled all open positions.

Do you provide housing?

We do not provide housing for our interns, but we work closely with the WISH Foundation. WISH offers fully furnished buildings on Capitol Hill and in the Woodly Park neighborhood at a 25% discount for interns. Both locations are near a Metro stop, have Wi-Fi, free laundry, and 24-hour emergency service. For more information, visit

Are international students eligible for an internship?

International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for an internship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.