Internships

My staff and I realize the value of the hands-on learning experience attained from a Congressional internship. Therefore we encourage college students to apply for an opportunity to work in either our Washington, D.C. or Lehigh Valley District office.

All internships are non-paying positions and are available throughout the year. We prefer that our applicants be Pennsylvania residents with ties to the 15th District, but exceptions may be made depending on the qualifications of the applicant.

To apply for an internship with one of my offices, please submit a resume, two letters of reference with contact information, and a completed application.

Please e-mail, fax or mail your completed packet to either my Lehigh Valley Office or my Washington, D.C. Office depending on where you would like to intern. NOTE: Regular mail sent to my Washington, D.C. office may be delayed because of security processing time. E-mailing or faxing your application form will lead to a quicker response.

* Due to the large number of applications and logistics involved with internships in my district offices and my office in Washington, D.C., I encourage interested applicants to try to adhere to the following application deadlines:

- Summer Internships: March 31st

- Fall Internships: July 31st

- Spring Internships:  November 30th 

Contact Matthew McConnell for information about internship opportunities in my district offices. Matthew's number is (610) 770-3490.

Contact Bryce Mongeon for information about internship opportunities in my Washington, D.C. office. Bryce's number is (202) 225-6411. 


Military Academy Appointments

Legal Residents of the 15th District of Pennsylvania may apply for nomination to the Military Academy (West Point), the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.

Applicants must be:

  • At least 17 years of age, but not past their 22nd birthday prior to July 1 of the year they apply
  • Citizens of the United States
  • Single with no dependents

The nominating process is handled by my Lehigh Valley office, therefore all inquires, completed applications, and correspondence should be sent to that office. Further information about each of the academies is listed below. I encourage you to inquire and consider applying for an academy nomination.

Contact the Lehigh Valley Office (610) 770-3490 or Berks County Office (610) 562-4281 for more information..

Please review this additional information from Congressman Dent, with direct links to the admissions office of each academy. General information for each of these academies is located by selecting one of these links:

***IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO ENSURE THAT THE APPLICATION PACKET IS SUBMITTED TO THE CORRECT CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE. PACKETS SUBMITTED TO THIS OFFICE IN ERROR WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.***