The office of the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs accepts a limited number of internship and fellowship applicants each year. Successful applicants serve during spring (January-May), summer (May/June-August) and fall (September-December) terms.

The Vice Chairman’s Office seeks individuals with specific interests in Indian education, tribal economic development, Indian land management, federal trust responsibility, Indian healthcare, Indian housing, and tribal law and order. Interns and fellows assist with legislative research projects, hearings and administrative tasks and gain firsthand knowledge on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation and conducts oversight on federal agencies, programs and policy implementation. Though no specific major or program is required, a good academic record is a must. Applicants who can work full-time (40 hours/five days per week) are strongly preferred.

Given that Vice Chairman Udall is from New Mexico, current and former New Mexico residents are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references and writing sample to or to the following address:


The Honorable Tom Udall

Vice Chairman

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Attention: Intern Coordinator, Minority Staff

838 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510


 Application Deadlines*

Summer 2019 – March 15, 2019

Fall 2019 – June 28, 2019

Spring 2020 – November 1, 2020

Summer 2020 - March 13, 2020

Fall 2020 - July 1, 2020


* Note: We understand legal interns often face different application cycles and deadlines, particularly for summer internships. We do our best to work with candidates to accommodate these differences. Please note in your cover letter if this applies.