Senator Harry Reid with students from Rancho High School in 2011.

This internship is designed to provide an individual interested in public service the opportunity to intern for Senator Reid in his Washington, D.C. office. We are seeking a highly motivated, outstanding student and/or recent undergraduate with an interest in public service. The individual selected for the internship will receive a stipend and must be able to work in Washington, D.C.

To Apply: Download and complete intern application here. Make sure you follow all instructions on the application.

Candidates for this internship must meet the following qualifications:

  • At least a rising junior in a 4-year accredited Nevada college or university, or a recent recipient of an undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • 500-word essay explaining your goals in public service (See application for essay topic)
  • Current resume
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a professor, counselor or employer
  • Be available for a local in-person interview

Interested individuals should send all required information in PDF format to Asha Jones at by 5:00 P.M on April 3, 2015.  A panel will review all applications and conduct interviews with a final decision coming in mid-June.

Internship Information

Interns are asked to commit up to 40 hours a week.  The internship will run concurrent with regularly scheduled intern semesters (September-December, January-May).  Interns will receive a monthly stipend, but will be responsible for their travel to and from Washington, D.C., as well as their room and board while living in the nation’s capital.

As an intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work in the office of U.S. Senator Harry Reid.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing background research; assisting with event planning for press events, summits and briefings; and office administrative duties.  Interns must demonstrate professionalism and discretion in every aspect of this internship.  We are able to accommodate a variety of academic backgrounds and majors due to the diverse nature of Senate office.

About Larry Bolden

Bolden began his career at the old Las Vegas Police Department in 1958 and spent 33 years as a local police officer, retiring in 1991. Born Feb. 16, 1937, in Las Vegas, Bolden joined the Las Vegas Police Department at 21 when the department had just three black officers.
Bolden began his career at the old Las Vegas Police Department in 1958 and spent 33 years as a local police officer, retiring in 1991.

Larry C. Bolden was born in Henderson, Nevada, on February 16, 1937.  He graduated from Basic High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in engineering at California State University in San Jose.  Bolden’s career began in 1959 when he joined the City of Las Vegas Police Department.

He became a Sergeant in 1965 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1970.  Bolden’s ascension through the ranks was challenged when he was accused of cheating on the Captain’s exam and forced to drop his name from the list of eligible candidates.  Bolden challenged the accusation and presented his case to the Nevada State Supreme Court where he eventually won and was completely exonerated.  Ultimately, Bolden rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of Uniform Field Services Division and then the Technical Services Division.

In 1975, he graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ National Academy and a year later was founding member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (N.O.B.L.E.).  After 33 years of service, Bolden retired in December 1991 and was recognized as the highest ranking African American police officer in Nevada.  Larry Bolden passed away on April 1, 2000.