Each year, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor pages who serve in the United States Senate. This is an excellent opportunity for a select few civically-minded young men and women to learn about the legislative process and assist Senators and their staffs.

Students who participate in this program will live in Washington, D.C. and attend school with other pages from across the country. It is the aim of the program for them to experience new ideas, perspectives, and issues as they interact with the government on a daily basis.

Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative materials within the congressional complex. Other duties include taking messages for Senators, calling them to the phone, preparing the Chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. Through a rotation system, every page has an opportunity to experience all areas of service.

There are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters that run from early September through mid-January and from mid-January through mid-June. The summer program consists of two sessions that last three or four weeks, depending on the legislative calendar.

Eligibility:

  • Pages must be U.S. citizens of the United States and must have a Social Security number.
  • Pages need to be at least 16 years old.
  • Because the page school teaches the junior year curriculum, students must serve as a page during their junior year in high school.
  • Pages must be sponsored by a Senator.

The application for the page program can be downloaded by clicking here. In addition to the application, page candidates will need to include their high school transcript.

The deadline to apply for Spring and Summer (2014) is November 1, 2013.

For more information about serving as a page, or to submit your application, please contact:

Annette Riley c/o Senator Orrin G. Hatch
125 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84138
Phone: 801.524.4380; E-mail:  annette_riley@hatch.senate.gov