My Congressional Internship Cover Letter

Representative Cedric Richmond’s (D-La.) plaque outside of his office in the House Cannon Building in Washington, D.C. Richmond represents the second congressional district of Louisiana, which encompasses most of New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge.

To whom it may concern:

I am currently a first-year sophomore at Louisiana State University majoring in mass communication with a concentration in political communication and a minor in international studies.

I would like to be considered for a summer, congressional internship with Congressman Cedric Richmond’s office. As you can see from my resume, I have focused my time as a teenager on community and servant leadership, as well as engaging young people in the political process and advancing the ideas of the Democratic Party as the youngest Louisiana delegate elected to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

My experience as a legislative page and aide at the Louisiana State Senate will make me a valuable asset in the congressman’s office. As a legislative worker, I worked closely with Louisiana state senators, retrieved legislation, read over key legislation, attended committee meetings and witnessed debate between the state’s lawmakers on pivotal issues. This experience corresponds well with that of the type of work I am expecting to do for Congressman Richmond.

In addition to the work I do when I am not in class, I continue to strive to be a leader in my environment. I was appointed to the LSU Student Senate during my first semester, and I am now the vice president of the LSU College Democrats.

Furthermore, my record as a community leader with the Baton Rouge Youth Peace Olympics gives me insight into the plights of others, and it’s an indication of how much work there is left to do.

For me, a summer internship with Congressman Richmond’s Washington, D.C. office would not just be a job. It would be an opportunity to build on the experience I am aiming to gain in order to become an effective change agent in my community, state and nation.

Upon graduation from LSU, I plan to purse a master’s degree in public policy from Tulane University, and a law degree afterward.


Frederick Bell

Frederick Bell is a political communication major and international studies minor sophomore at Louisiana State University. He can be found on Twitter @frederickdbell or emailed at Learn more about Frederick from his website

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