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McCarthy Now Accepting Internship Applications

Feb 22, 2016
Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman McCarthy announced he is accepting internship applications for his Summer Internship Program. McCarthy released the following statement on the internship program:

“My first experience in public service was as an intern for our local Congressman Bill Thomas. There I learned of the issues important to our community and worked with our neighbors on federal service issues they were having. Our unique American democracy envisions a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and I believe the work in a Congressional internship offers our next generation of local leaders an experience to carry out that vision.”


About the Summer Internship Program: 


Summer Internship applicants should be enrolled in college, at least in their first year of post-secondary studies, and with a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average and possess good writing and computer skills. Preference will be given to residents of California’s 23rd Congressional District (which includes portions of Kern, Tulare, and Los Angeles counties); however, all applications will be considered. Summer interns are responsible for their expenses, including transportation and lodging costs, and may be eligible to receive a $1,500 stipend, before taxes, should they be a resident of the district and intern in both the Bakersfield and Washington offices. The Summer Internship program typically spans 8 weeks; interns typically spend 2 weeks in the Bakersfield office and 6 weeks in the Washington, D.C. offices. 


For more information, you may visit or call the Bakersfield office at (661) 327-3611 or the Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2915.  


Applications and supporting documents should be sent to Congressman McCarthy’s Bakersfield office at: 4100 Empire Drive, Suite 150, Bakersfield, California 93309, or emailed to:


Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, March 18, 2016, but applicants are advised to submit their application as early as possible as decisions will be made on a rolling basis.


Congressman McCarthy is also accepting applications for his Fall, Winter and Spring Internship programs in Washington, D.C.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and may be submitted by email to: