Senate Pages play an important role in the day-to-day operations of the Senate. The Senate Page Program allows California students a unique opportunity to learn about Congress while continuing their coursework. Page responsibilities center around their work assisting Senators in the Senate Chamber when Congress is in session. The Senate Page Program is administered by the Sergeant at Arms, the Secretary of the Senate and the party secretaries.
For additional U.S. Senate Page Program and Page School information, please visit this page.
U.S. Senate Page Program
Page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material 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 desk. Pages are paid an annual salary basis of $35,360. Since pages serve for less than a year, they do not earn an entire annual salary.
Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator. Each session, only 30 positions are available in the U.S. Senate which support its 100 Senators. The application is highly competitive, as interest in the Page Program is extremely high and not every Senator is able to sponsor a page.
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 duration depending on the legislative calendar.
Summer Session dates for 2024:
2024 Summer Session I: June 9, 2024 – June 21, 2024
2024 Summer Session II: July 21, 2024 – August 2, 2024
*Summer pages must meet the age requirement and be either rising high school juniors or rising high school seniors.
- Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator (Senator Padilla sponsors students from California only)
- Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to the Department of State, and must have a social security number
- Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the day of appointment
- Summer page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment
- Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a home school transcript 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 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
- Summer Session – Application deadline: February 23
- The deadline to apply for the summer 2024 term is Friday, February, 23rd. All application materials must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on Friday, February 23, 2024.
All applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, a recent high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Pages are responsible for their own travel to and from Washington, D.C.
To apply to be U.S. Senate Page, please fill out the application form linked here.