The U.S. Senate Page Program exposes high school students to many interesting and challenging experiences. Students selected to participate spend a semester in Washington, D.C., working in the U.S. Senate, learning about the legislative branch, and living on Capitol Hill. Living away from home and attending school with students from across the country allow Pages to experience a myriad of new ideas, perspectives, and issues. Pages meet and work with some of the nation’s most prominent leaders and witness firsthand the political debates and legislative process in the U.S. Senate.
Pages play an important role in the daily operation of the U.S. Senate. Their shared responsibilities consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material, taking message for Senators, preparing the Chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk.
There are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters, the Fall and Spring Sessions. The Fall Session runs from early September through mid-January and the Spring Session runs from mid-January through mid-June. The Summer Page Program is broken in to two three to four week sessions. Summer Session I starts in early June and Summer Session II starts in early July.
How to apply:
If you wish to apply for the Senate Page program through Senator Reid’s office, you must be a Nevada resident, a high school junior, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and be 16 or 17 years of age. If you are not from Nevada, you may find your Senators’ contact information by clicking here. Nevada applicants will need to complete the online application below and submit two letters of recommendation.
Fall Session – The application deadline is June 1
Spring Session – The application deadline is October 1.
Summer Session – The application deadline is February 1.