U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., announced Monday he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for summer 2013.

“Congressional internships offer Kansas students a great opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process,” Moran said. “I hope to give Kansans an opportunity similar to the one I had serving in a Congressional office years ago.”

An internship in Moran’s office provides a unique opportunity to work closely with Senate staff on behalf of Kansans, Moran’s office said in a press release. Interns will gain a better understanding of the legislative process in the U.S. Congress and develop knowledge and professional skills valuable to future career pursuits.

The intern program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service and government and have achieved academic excellence. While preference is given to Kansas residents, students from all states are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline for summer 2013 internships is March 1. Application forms can be obtained and completed under the “Services” section of Moran’s website at www.moran.senate.gov

Applicants should submit a completed application form, resume, academic transcript, two letters of recommendation and a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in public service and goals of serving as an intern. Required materials should be sent to internships@moran.senate.gov

For more information, call Moran’s intern coordinator at (202) 224-6521 or email internships@moran.senate.gov