Marisol del Carmen Rodriguez Congressional Press Fellowship Summer 2020

The Marisol del Carmen Rodriguez Congressional Press Fellowship is a fully funded fellowship program in Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia’s Washington, DC office. It is a competitive program awarded to outstanding students with a demonstrated interest in public service or public policy and strong ties to the 29th Congressional District of Texas. 

Marisol del Carmen Rodriguez was a faithful and tireless advocate of civic engagement. Marisol herself was afforded a public service internship that led to a lifelong commitment to the ideals of enriching and empowering all people in her community. Through this fellowship, Marisol will continue her legacy of service, education and a selfless dedication to the betterment of her community. 

The Marisol Fellow will gain hands-on experience in a congressional office while learning about media and communications strategies. They will work closely with the Press Secretary to execute the communications strategy of the office. Responsibilities will include preparing press clips, translating speeches to Spanish, and content creation. Other responsibilities may include legislative research, answering and screening telephone calls, and other duties as necessary. 

Qualified applicants have strong writing and communication skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, a strong sense of professionalism and demonstrate a solid work ethic. English and Spanish bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

We are now receiving applicants for Summer 2020. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to ellie.valega@mail.house.gov with the subject “Marisol Rodriguez Congressional Press Fellowship Summer 2020." In your cover letter please indicate expected start and end dates, hours available to work, and if course credit is available for this internship.

This office is an equal opportunity employer: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. This office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability military status, age, marital status, or parental status.