Senate Page Program

Senator Thune with Senate Page - Caroline Moriarty of Sioux Falls

The Senate Page program is a wonderful way for you to see firsthand what happens in the United States Senate while furthering your education and assisting in the legislative process. If selected, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most prominent leaders while conducting your duties in the day-to-day operations of the Senate. The daily tasks of a Senate Page consist of attending classes, delivering correspondence and legislative material, taking messages for Members, calling Members to the phone, carrying bills and amendments to the desk, and preparing the Senate Chamber for session.

Each year, there are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters which run in the fall from early September through mid-January and, in the spring, 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

The Senate Page Program limits page eligibility to students who are 16 years of age, juniors in high school, and who have at least a 3.0-grade point average. Students who are 18 years of age are not eligible; however, you may turn 18 during your tenure as a page. The Senate Page Program consists of only 30 pages to assist 100 Senators; therefore, the program is highly competitive.

If you would like to apply for such a position, I am able to nominate South Dakota students for this honor and encourage you to apply. All applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and an official high school transcript. Applications must be submitted online.

If you have any additional questions about the Senate Page Program, you may contact my Senate page liaison at (202) 224-2321 or toll-free from South Dakota at 866-850-3855.

Click here to apply for the Senate Page Program