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Below are some helpful resources for residents of the Second Middlesex District, living in Cambridge, Somerville, Winchester, or Medford. If you are experiencing a problem related to state government or a state service and don't find the information you are looking for below, please visit our "Contact Us" page office for assistance.

Here you will also find information about internship applications, State House Tours, citation requests, and press inquiries.

Constituent Services Scheduling a Meeting
To schedule a meeting:

Please email Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov, and Senator Jehlen's scheduler and Constituent Services Director, Rachel Clinton, will get back to you. 

State House Tours State House Tours

The Secretary of the Commonwealth's office offers free tours of the Massachusetts State House. Tours are available weekdays from 10:00AM to 3:30PM and last approximately 30-45 minutes. It is requested that tours be scheduled in advance, so feel free to reach out to our office with any questions or contact the tours desk directly at (617) 727-3676. More information can be found on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website here.

Apply for an internship with Senator Jehlen Internship Opportunities

Senator Jehlen’s office is currently seeking applicants for internships. Interns will  have the opportunity to learn the day-to-day functions of a legislative office, work on aspects of policy and legislation,  and assist with communications and constituent services. Although all internships in Senator Jehlen’s office are unpaid, interns gain valuable experience by working in government and gathering experiences through the various roles they assume.
 
Responsibilities Will Include:
 Legislative

  • Research policy & legislation
  • Draft fact sheets & testimony
  • Attending hearings, briefings, and Senate sessions
  • Perform research projects based on either personal interest or office need

 
Responsibilities may also include (depending on personal goals and office needs):
 
Communications

  • Draft constituent response letters, press releases, and op-ed pieces
  • Maintain press clippings

Office Management

  • Answer phones and transfer to the appropriate staffer
  • Greet visitors
  • Enter data into a constituent services database
  • Attend and document events  

Internships in Senator Jehlen’s office may be tailored to meet an intern’s goals;  we are open to working with each intern to craft an individualized experience for each person. Although each internship will have certain basic responsibilities, the scope of each internship is subject to discussion.
 
Interns should have a passion for public policy and a knack for taking initiative. Seeking undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates only.  Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern with the Senator’s office to Mark Martinez at
Mark.Martinez@masenate.gov