The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, accepts a limited number of internship applicants. The internship program consists of two four-month sessions in the spring and fall, and one three month session in the summer. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study in an institution of higher education, and typically have an interest in Federal Indian Law or Natural Resources. Students from Senator Hoeven’s home state of North Dakota and/or students studying at a North Dakota college or university are encouraged to apply.

Interns will participate in a wide array of activities including: hearing preparations, legislative research, constituent correspondence, and administrative tasks. The internship program gives students hands on experience with the committee legislative process and federal oversight.

Each intern is given a monthly stipend to help with living expenses. In addition, interns are encouraged to enjoy the many other activities and events the area has to offer.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and references to the committee’s intern program coordinator, Reid Dagul, at Please submit your information before the application deadline dates below.


Summer 2017 Internships:

Internship Period: May – August


Application Deadline: March 31st 


Fall 2017 Internships:

Internship Period: August – December