Chellie Pingree never anticipated a life in politics. Living on the offshore island of North Haven, Maine, she raised her kids and ran a small business. She served on the school board and as the local tax assessor, a job no one else in town wanted. But in 1991, when she was approached about running for State Senate, she jumped at the chance. She scored a remarkable upset, defeating a popular Republican, and went on to serve four terms in the Maine Senate. But throughout her political career, from Augusta to Washington and beyond, the lessons she learned on North Haven have always been her guide: Be accountable to your neighbors, and always use your common sense.

Current Opportunities for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

U.S. House of Representatives Internship (Spring)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: The Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) is seeking a full- or part-time intern for our Washington, D.C. office for the spring semester (January-May 2015). Qualified candidates are well organized, have good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. The intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of a DC Congressional office by supporting members of staff with constituent communication, legislative research, and administrative activities. Maine or New England ties are appreciated but not necessary. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing availability to our intern coordinator, Evan Johnston, at No calls or walk-ins please.

Contact Information

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
2162 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515