Senator Al Franken is beginning a new statewide high school internship opportunity this year for juniors and seniors who are passionate about improving the lives of Minnesota youth and interested in learning about the workings of a U.S. Senate office.

The application deadline is Sept. 20, 2017. Download the application.

Two references are required with the application.

View a flyer on the internship. Students can also access this information about the high school internship program on Sen. Franken’s website.

High school interns will meet with staff once a month from October to May and work on projects that help inform Sen. Franken about issues important to Minnesotans while also furthering students’ professional development.

Students, for example, may research a news story or piece of legislation relating to an issue affecting their community; job shadow a staff member to learn more about the office; attend and report back on a local government meeting; lead a youth meeting in their community; interview a person who works with youth to learn more about their job and how it affects policy and more.

Participants in the program should expect to perform 3-6 hours of work a month, including the opportunity to present their work to Sen. Franken’s team and meet Sen. Franken in St. Paul at the conclusion of the internship.

Learn more about the curriculum.