Senator Scott Wiener, representing California’s 11th District, seeks enthusiastic, competent, and personable college students and recent college graduates for our 2019 internship program.  Senator Wiener is a champion for issues affecting every day Californians, and has continuously led the fight to increase housing, invest more in our environment, transportation, and healthcare systems, and is a champion of the LGBT community.

Our internship program offers a unique opportunity to learn about the functions of state government, and the work that the Senator is doing for the City and County of San Francisco, Daly City, the City of Colma, Broadmoor, South San Francisco, and the State of California.  Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with state agencies, research policy, assist constituents, and may travel to Sacramento.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and oral
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly detail-oriented and a willingness to adapt to new tasks
  • Experience with Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • A passion for policy, communication, and government
  • Proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and Tagalog desired but not required

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Assisting staff in planning press conferences and community events, including district forums and in-office celebrations
  • Staffing the Senator at community functions
  • Researching and drafting responses for constituent correspondence
  • Organizing community support for various legislative proposals
  • Office administrative support including, greeting constituents, answering phones, data entry, organizing press clips and assisting staff with front desk reception duties.

Our internships are unpaid but school and university credit are available. Schedules remain flexible, but interns are expected to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week.

The application period for the summer period (late May – end of August) is March 1 – April 15. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews between April 15 – May 1. 

Applications for the fall and spring semester are accepted on a rolling basis.

To Apply:

Please submit your applications to Farris Peale at A complete application will include the following: (1) intern application form, (2) resume and (3) cover letter that explains your interest in the position and what you hope to gain from it. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Download the Application