Thank you for your interest in the United States Senate Page Program. Civic-minded high school students from Colorado are eligible to apply for the Senate Page Program. This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Congress while living, working, and attending classes for a semester in Washington, DC. Pages play an important role in the day-to-day operation of the Senate and have the opportunity to witness history in the making.
There are only 30 pages appointed each semester and the privilege of making these appointments is based on seniority. Not all Senators are able to appoint pages. Due to the limited number of positions and the volume of interested students, appointments to the Page Program are highly competitive and we cannot guarantee we will have the ability to appoint a page.
Applications for the Senate Page Program are accepted throughout the year. To apply for the Senate Page Program please complete the form below and submit all supporting documents. Only full applications will be considered.
To apply for the Senate Page Program, please:
1) Complete the online form below
2) Submit a cover letter explaining why you want to be a Senate page
3) Submit a high school transcript
4) Submit two letters of recommendation
Senate Page Program
Living away from home and attending school with students from across the country allows pages to experience and learn about new ideas, perspectives, and issues. Pages meet some of the Nation’s most prominent leaders and witness firsthand the political debates of the United States Senate.
Page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative materials within the Congressional Complex. Other duties include taking messages for Members, calling them to the phone, preparing the Chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desks. Pages are paid on the basis of an annual salary of $26,503.
There are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters which run from early September through mid-January and from mid-January through mid-June. The summer program consists of two sessions which are three or four weeks in duration depending on the legislative calendar.
Following classes at the Senate Page School, which extends until 9:45am or one hour prior to the commencement of the Senate, Pages report for duty to their respective cloakrooms and work until 4:00pm or until the Senate adjourns for the day, whichever is later.
Requirements for Selection
- Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator.
- Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State and must have a valid social security number.
- Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years of age on or before the date of appointment.
- Summer page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year.
- Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a certification of immunization to qualify for attendance at the school.
- A general health assessment completed by a licensed physician is required, in addition to a certification of immunization.
- Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.