The Senate Page Program has developed into one of the most prestigious public service programs. Its roots date back to the 19th Century. Since then, pages have been a cornerstone of the operations of the United States Senate. Pages have the opportunity to see the inner workings of the Senate up close. Their responsibilities range from delivering correspondence to Senators to helping prepare the floor for the legislative workday.

 

Application Details

  • The Page Program has four sessions. I am allowed to request a page for each session; however, because only 30 pages serve in each session, there is no guarantee that I will be able to sponsor a page every session.
  • There are four sessions of the Senate Page Program. The Fall session runs from early September through mid-January. The Spring session runs from mid-January through mid-June. The Summer includes two sessions which run three to four weeks long. Summer Session I begins in early June, and Summer Session II begins in early July.
  • Because of dorm restrictions and availability, we accept applications from male students for the Fall Session and Summer Session 1 and female students for the Spring Session and Summer Session 2.
  • For any questions, please call my Page Coordinator in the Columbus office at 888-896-6446 or 614-469-2083.
  • To apply for a Page position, please click the “Start Application Process” button below.
FAQs

What are the responsibilities and duties of U.S. Senate Pages?

  • Senate Pages assist with the daily operations of the Senate. Their responsibilities include delivering correspondence to Senators, helping prepare the floor for the legislative day by ensuring that all Senators’ desks, including the President of the Senate, have the legislative bills, reports and calendars of business for the day’s session.
  • Pages are expected to work until 4 p.m., or whenever the Senate adjourns for the day.

Am I qualified to be considered for a nomination to the Senate Page Program?

  • Pages must be sponsored by a Senator.
  • For the Fall and Spring sessions, pages must be juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment.
  • For the Summer sessions, pages must have completed their sophomore year or junior year in high school and must be 16 or 17 years old on or before date of appointment.
  • Pages must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Pages must be United States citizens or subject to agreements of the Department of State.
  • Pages must have a Social Security number.
  • Pages must provide a certificate of immunization and general health assessment by a licensed physician.
  • Additionally, pages must be covered by health insurance. If they are not covered, the Senate requires them to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

When can I serve as a Page?

  • There are four sessions of the Senate Page Program. The Fall session runs from early September through mid-January. The Spring session runs from mid-January through mid-June. The Summer includes two sessions which run three to four weeks long. Summer Session I begins in early June, and Summer Session II begins in early July.
  • Because of dorm restrictions and availability, we accept applications from male students for the Fall Session and Summer Session 1 and female students for the Spring Session and Summer Session 2.

What is the Page School?

  • During the Fall and Spring sessions, pages attend morning classes at the Senate Page School. Students take math, English, social studies and science. There are tutors available for those who want to study a foreign language.
  • Classes start at 6:15 a.m. and run until 9:45 am, or one hour prior to the opening of the legislative day.
  • The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the Senate Page School.

Where do Pages live?

  • During the Fall and Spring sessions, pages are required to live in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. The cost of living in Daniel Webster Hall is $780 per month, plus a refundable $250 deposit. Breakfast and dinner are provided for the pages. The cost of rent and food is automatically deducted from the page’s salary of $25,605. 24-hour security is provided by the United States Capitol Police.
  • During the summer sessions, pages can request arrangements for alternate housing.

What are my chances of being selected?

  • Each session only 30 positions are available for the 100 Senators. Interest in the Page Program is high, and because not every Senator is able to sponsor a page, the application process is competitive.

 

Dates and Deadlines

Spring Session 2015
Completed application due September 26th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Summer Session I June 10- June 28
Completed application due Friday, March 28th at 11:59 p.m.                                    

Summer Session II July 8 - August 2
Completed application due Friday, March 28th at 11:59 p.m.

Fall Session 2014                         
Completed application due Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.


Because of dorm restrictions and availability, we accept applications from male students for the Fall Session and Summer Session 1 and female students for the Spring Session and Summer Session 2.

Links

http://www.senate.gov/reference/reference_index_subjects/Pages_vrd.htm