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Annual Legislative Externship Opportunities with U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell & Patty Murray

The Washington, D.C. offices of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and U.S. Senator Patty Murray accept up to two externs each quarter.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience on Capitol Hill, as externs will work on a variety of cutting-edge issues before various Senate committees.

Externs may be selected on a competitive basis for all academic quarters. Students selected as externs during Summer Quarter will be included in the Washington-in-Washington Public Service Program.

Application instructions and timelines will be posted on this page during Spring Quarter for the following academic year.


Esther Park
Director, Externship Program
Part-time Lecturer

To schedule an appointment with Esther Park, please email . Please include a completed Externship Application with your appointment request.

Professor William Covington
Assistant Professor
Past Director of Externships

For more information about the Externship Program, please email


  • Information Sheet: pdf | word
  • Application Form: pdf | word
  • Registration Form: pdf | word
  • International Addendum: pdf | word
  • Time Log: pdf
  • Student Final Report: pdf | word
  • Field Supervisor Evaluation Form: pdf | word
  • Faculty Supervisor Evaluation Form: pdf | word
  • Request for Approval of Externship Site (Student): pdf | word
  • Request for Approval of Externship Site (Sponsor Organization): pdf | word

Last updated 2/21/2012