Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)

Office of Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) 

Duties for this Director's Internship vary widely and include, but are not limited to: working with legislative staff drafting responses to constituent mail, monitoring hearings, and doing background research on legislative issues; working with district aides to help constituents resolve problems with government agencies; working with district staff to seek sources of grants funding for constituents; working with press staff on press outreach and information gathering projects; providing support work for schedulers and office managers; processing mail, answering phones and other various staff support work.

Please find a sampling of program assignments below:

  • Communications Department
  • Community Outreach Grant Research
  • Constituent Assistance
  • Office Logistics

2017 Intern Reflection: 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time interning for Congressman Joe Kennedy III at the district office in Newton. Because I work in a district office, I have had the pleasure of speaking to many constituents in the 4th district about different government agencies. It has given me an interesting perspective in the workings of government, and the vast effect various policies have on Americans. Government agencies can at times be hard to navigate, and it has been very rewarding to be able to help constituents resolve their issues.

Another aspect of my job that I really love has been learning about the 4th district in Massachusetts. There are many constituents who call our office to voice their opinions, share their support or even ask how to get more involved in politics. By working in a district office, you have a direct conduit to affect change and impact those as the base level, and that is something I have grown to appreciate immensely. Congressman Kennedy is an incredible leader, and one that truly cares about his constituents and America and I feel very lucky to be able to work in his office. I couldn’t recommend this internship enough; I would encourage everyone to apply. 

Colby Stapleton


Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Elected Officials, Federal /State and Local Government