District Office Internship Opportunities

State Sen. Nancy Skinner was reelected in 2020 to represent the East Bay cities along the I-80 corridor from Rodeo to San Leandro. Sen. Skinner serves as chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and is vice chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus.  A social justice advocate and accomplished legislator, she has successfully passed many progressive laws to prevent gun violence, reform the criminal justice system, alleviate the state’s housing crisis, and fight climate change.

Sen. Skinner is committed to training, mentoring, and exposing young leaders to government and public service and offers interested high school and college students a paid, hands-on, and engaging internship opportunity. She seeks individuals with strong organizational skills, commitment, and a passion to learn.

Paid internship duties may include:

  • Answering constituent phone calls and requests, and following up accordingly;
  • Reviewing constituent emails and correspondence, and drafting constituent letters;
  • Conducting research on current and future legislation;
  • Attending community events, select committee hearings, and various meetings;
  • Shadowing Sen. Skinner at events, briefings, and internal meetings; and
  • Monitoring news sources and conducting research for media projects.


Internship Dates*

Application Period


May - Aug

Jan. 20 - April 15


September – December

May 20 - July 15


January – May

Sept. 20 - Nov. 15

*Internship may vary by school

To Apply:

Send a resume with the two attached applications below to Sherry.McCoy@sen.ca.gov using the subject line Skinner Internship Application.  

Download and fill out the internship application here: sen._skinner_district_office_internship_application.pdf

Download and fill out the Senate employment application here:  california_state_senate_application.pdf