Senator Mark Warner (D) was first elected to the United States Senate in 2008, and he currently serves as Virginia's senior senator. He serves on the Senate's Finance, Banking, Budget, Rules, and Intelligence (Vice Chairman) committees. Prior to his election as U.S. Senator, Mark Warner served as the Governor of Virginia from 2002-2006.
Senator Tim Kaine (D) was elected to the United States Senate in 2012. He serves on the Senate's Armed Services, Budget, and Foreign Relations committees. Senator Kaine also serves on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Prior to his election as U.S. Senator, Tim Kaine served as the Governor of Virginia from 2006-2010.
Representative Rob Wittman (R) has represented the 1st Congressional District of Virginia since December 2007. He is a member of the Committee on Armed Services. Congressman Wittman is also a member of the Committee on Natural Resources. He is the Cochairman of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus and Cochairman of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus. Interns from the 1st Congressional District are preferred.
The 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King George, King William, King and Queen, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Stafford, Westmoreland, and York counties. It also includes Fredericksburg city. Areas of Fauquier, James City, Prince William and Spotsylvania counties also lie within district boundaries. The district is steeped in military culture with several military installations within its borders. Along with the Department of Defense, NASA is a major employer in the district. The district borders the Chesapeake Bay and has a major commercial seafood industry. With its national parks and many historic areas combined with the natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay, tourism is also a thriving industry in the 1st District.
Representative Luria (D) has represented the 2nd Congressional District of Virginia since January 2019. Congresswoman Luria is a member of the Committee on Armed Services and a member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
The 2nd Congressional District encompasses all of Accomack and Northampton Counties, portions of York County, and the cities of Virginia Beach and Williamsburg and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton. Home to Hampton Roads, one of the United States' best natural harbors, it has the largest concentration of military personnel of any congressional district in the nation and contains the largest naval base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk.
Representative Bobby Scott has represented the 3rd Congressional District of Virginia since 1993. He is a member of the Committee on the Budget. Congressman Scott is the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, which has jurisdiction over higher education.
Virginia's 3rd Congressional District is a includes the cities of Franklin, Newport News, and Portsmouth, parts of the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, and Suffolk, and all of the county of Isle of Wight. The district's economy has a mixed concentration of jobs in educational services, health care, manufacturing, and retail trade. The district also continues to play an important role in America's maritime and military history.
Representative A. Donald McEachin (D) represents the 4th Congressional District of Virginia. He was elected to Congress in 2016. Congressman McEachin is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. He also serves on the Committee on Natural Resources and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
Virginia's 4th Congressional District takes in most of the area between Richmond and Hampton Roads, it covers all or part of the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Henrico, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex, and all or part of the independent cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond and Suffolk. The 4th District has a very diverse economy which includes retail trade, manufacturing and health care service industries.
Representative Denver Riggleman has represented the 5th Congressional District of Virginia since January 2019. Congressman Riggleman serves on the Committee on Financial Services.
The 5th Congressional District is located in the heart of Central and Southside Virginia. It includes the entirety of 18 counties, plus portions of three counties (Bedford, Fauquier and Henry). It also includes the cities of Charlottesville and Danville. The District stretches from the North Carolina border in the south to nearly the Maryland border in the north, and has the largest geographic area of the 11 Congressional Districts in Virginia. The district has a rich agricultural, manufacturing and academic heritage. The district's economy has a concentration of jobs in healthcare, professional, scientific, and technical services; accommodation and food service; education; and wholesale trade.
Representative Cline (R) has represented the 6th Congressional District of Virginia since January 2019. Congressman Cline serves on the Committee on Education and Labor and on the Committee on the Judiciary.
Virginia's 6th Congressional District is very diverse covering all or part of Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, Highland, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Roanoke and Amherst Counties along with the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington, Buena Vista, Lynchburg and Roanoke. The main industry in the district is agriculture, especially apple and turkey farming. With several national parks within the district, tourism is also a major industry. Thousands of visitors come to hike, canoe, camp, or enjoy many of the district's historic and scenic areas. The 6th District is also home to a large number of colleges and universities.
Representative Don Beyer (D) represents the 8th Congressional District of Virginia. He has served in Congress since January 2015. Congressman Beyer is a member the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He is also a member of the Committee on Ways and Means. Interns from the 8th Congressional District are required.
The 8th District is located in the heart of Northern Virginia. The district includes the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, Arlington County, and portions of Fairfax County. Like the neighboring 10th District, the 8th District is home to thousands of federal employees and is an area known as a hub for federal research and development. With the Pentagon located within its borders, the 8th District is also home to a booming high-tech sector, especially in the defense industry.
Representative Morgan Griffith (R) represents the 9th Congressional District of Virginia, including Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. He has represented the 9th Congressional District since January 2011. He is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Congressman Griffith is also a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Interns from the 9th Congressional District are preferred.
The 9th Congressional District is located in Southwest Virginia, parts of the Allegany Highlands and Southside Virginia. The district includes the cities of Bristol, Galax, Radford, Norton, and portions of Roanoke. For generations the backbone of the 9th district's economy was in farming, coal mining and textiles. The coal industry is still a powerful driver of the district's economy. Facing the challenges of a changing economy the 9th District is looking to strengthen its economy through the development of new export markets for the products of Southwest Virginia, for example, agricultural products, notably forest products. With its beautiful scenery, recreational areas and low cost of living the district is working to attract smaller high-tech firms, international businesses, and increase tourism.
Representative Gerry Connolly (D) represents the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. He has represented the 10th Congressional District of Virginia since January 2009. Congressman Connolly is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is also a member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. Interns from the 11th Congressional District are preferred.
The 11th District encompasses the City of Fairfax, most of Fairfax County and most of Prince William County. The district includes the towns of Herndon, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Vienna. The district is home to thousands of federal employees and members of the armed forces. Industries in the district include construction, manufacturing, retail trade, finance, insurance, real estate, educational services, health care, accommodation and food service. The 11th District is considered one of the wealthiest districts in the nation.
The Committee on Agriculture has general legislative and oversight jurisdiction of all matters relating to the nation's agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, nutrition, water conservation, some federal agencies, and various other agriculture-related fields. The internship is to serve on the Democratic side of the committee, and the intern must be a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or in the College of Natural Resources and the Environment.
The Virginia Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (VOIA) represents the Governor of Virginia in Washington, D.C., serving as the liaison between the Commonwealth and the United States Congress; the White House; federal agencies; and other states and territories—facilitating communication with the Governor. The D.C. office also coordinates with state agencies to develop the state's federal priorities, and appropriations requests, by producing a summary of issues to distribute to the Virginia Congressional Delegation.
The Intergovernmental Affairs office also monitors federal legislative issues and advocates on behalf of the Commonwealth. The office works with state policy advisors to determine how federal legislation will impact state programs and priorities; and advocate for what is best for the Commonwealth and local programs. Additionally, the Virginia Office of Intergovernmental Affairs helps to identify federal grant opportunities for the Commonwealth and assists in efforts to get new federal grants or continue current grant opportunities.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 239 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. The association's work is furthered by an active and effective advocacy arm that works with Congress and the administration as well as the media to advance federal policies that strengthen public universities and benefit the students they serve.
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers and other professionals in 25 U.S. offices, as well as Bogota, London and Mexico City. The firm provides representation in a number of areas, including litigation, business, real estate, governmental law, the environment, transportation, and public policy and regulation. The internship position is located in the Washington, D.C., office and is focused on government relations.
The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy and education think tank that studies and applies leadership lessons from past experiences in American history to critical national challenges and opportunities facing America today. Center internships offer students the opportunity to learn firsthand about domestic and international issues confronting the Presidency and Congress today. Intern responsibilities may include: working with experienced policymakers and former government officials; conducting research; helping to organize meetings with executive and legislative officials, the media, and others; and assisting with conferences, publications and other outreach efforts. The Center's office is located in Washington, D.C.