To apply for the Aspin Washington Internship Program, please fill out the application below. The typical application will take you between 10 to 20 minutes to complete, not including your resume and cover letter.

Everyone should upload their current resume and cover letter. If you are not a Marquette student, please include a college transcript as well. The U.S. Senate Employment Office provides some helpful advice and samples of resumes and cover letters here: Resume and Cover Letter Guide.

  1. A resume, which should include the following:
    • educational background (including high school and other universities attended)
    • relevant work experience
    • extracurricular activities, honors, and awards
    • any additional skills such as level of foreign language competency
  2. A cover letter of approximately 250 to 500 words, which should accomplish the following:
    • introduces yourself and your relevant background and skills
    • explains why you would like to participate in the Aspin Washington Internship Program, and
    • explains what you seek to get out of the program. Be specific about any professional development, skills growth, and/or learning opportunities that you seek from this study-away experience.
  3. College transcript (for non-Marquette students only)

Please note: after the Les Aspin Center staff has conducted a preliminary review of candidates, selected candidates may be asked to submit references.

NOTE: If you aren't ready to apply yet but just want more information about the program, please complete the Aspin/Kleczka interest survey here: Aspin/Kleczka Internship Program Interest Survey (approximately 3 to 5 minutes to complete). We'll be in touch with you!