Internships

Your interest in Senator Schumer’s internship program is a positive indication that you are an informed member of your community with a willingness to learn and contribute significantly to the Legislative branch of our government. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy. While applicants from all backgrounds will be considered, students from New York are strongly encouraged to apply. This internship program is best suited for undergraduate students.

Internships are available in the Washington, DC office and in each of Senator Schumer’s eight district offices, which are located in: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Melville, New York City, Peekskill, Rochester, and Syracuse. Paid internships are available to interns who have been accepted into the internship program and are able to certify financial need and meet eligibility criteria.


State Office Internships:

Interns in the state offices assist staff with constituent service work and perform a variety of administrative tasks.  Questions regarding internships in the state offices should be directed to staff in those offices.  Contact information is provided below.


 Albany Office

Attn: Steve Mann, Regional Representative
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
1 Clinton Square, Room #420
Albany, New York 12207
(518) 431-4070

 Binghamton Office

Attn: Amanda Spellicy, Regional Representative
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
15 Henry Street, Room 100 A-F
Binghamton, New York 13901
(607) 772-6792

 Buffalo Office

Attn: Jordan Nicholson, Regional Representative
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 660
Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 846-4111

Attn: Lori Nguyen, Regional Representative
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
One Park Place, Suite 100
Peekskill , New York 10566
(914) 734-1532

 Long Island Office

Attn: Garret Armwood, Regional Representative
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
145 Pine Lawn Road #300
Melville, New York 11747
(631) 753-0978

 New York City Office

Attn: Internship Coordinator
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
780 Third Avenue, Room 2301
New York, NY 10017
(212) 486-4430


 Rochester Office

Attn: Chris Zeltmann, Regional Representative
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
100 State Street, Room #3040
Rochester, New York 14614
(585) 263-5866


 Syracuse Office

Attn: Joe Nehme, Regional Representative
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
100 S. Clinton St., Room #841
Syracuse, New York 13261-7318
(315) 423-5471

To submit an internship application to one of the state offices, CLICK HERE.


Washington, DC Internships:

Interns in the Washington DC offices can follow one of two internship tracks: legislative or press.

Legislative intern duties include, but are not limited to: answering constituent phone calls, helping to sort constituent mail, assisting the front office with greeting visitors, and leading tours of the Capitol building. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with legislative staff on some policy work, such as attending hearings and briefings, drafting memos, and conducting research.

Press interns assist press and communications staff with day-to-day responsibilities, including: compiling press clips; answering reporter inquiries; organizing press conferences; writing press releases, talking points and memos; conducting research; and assisting the press staff with the day-to-day operations of a very active press office.

Questions regarding the Washington, DC internship program, or the application process, can be directed to Washington_internships@schumer.senate.gov

To submit an application to the DC office, CLICK HERE.