Senate Page Program

U.S. Senate Pages play an important role in the day-to-day operation of the Senate, all while watching history in the making. Living away from home and attending school with students from across the country gives Senate Pages the opportunity to experience a myriad of new ideas, perspectives, and issues. Pages meet some of the nation’s most prominent leaders and witness firsthand the political debates of the U.S. Senate, often referred to as the “greatest deliberative body in the world.” 

The primary role of Pages is to deliver correspondence and legislative material within the Congressional Complex. Other duties may include taking messages for members, calling them to the phone, preparing the Chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the Clerk’s desk.  

A rotation system is practiced so that every page has an opportunity to experience all areas of service. 

Pages are paid on the basis of an annual salary of $35,360. 

There are four established page sessions with 30 pages per session, and Senators have the opportunity to host a page during one of these sessions each year. This means Senator Murray is only able to host one page per year.  

The academic year consists of two semesters which run from early September through mid-January and from mid-January through mid-June. The summer program consists of two sessions which are three or four weeks duration depending on the legislative calendar. 

During the academic sessions, Pages attend classes in the morning until 9:45 a.m. ET, or one hour prior to the commencement of the Senate. At that time, Pages report for duty to their respective cloakrooms and work until 4:00 p.m. or until the Senate adjourns for the day, whichever is later.  

Click here to learn more about the Senate Page Program. 

Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment and must have maintained a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Summer Page eligibility is open to rising juniors and rising seniors who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment. Students who are 18 years old may not be appointed. Applicants should be eager to learn more about the legislative process and be dedicated to serving their community. They must also be hardworking and capable of handling a challenging schedule and workload.

Senator Murray will request a page for the summer session in 2025. If you are interested in a different page session, please contact our intern coordinator, whose information is below. 

The application due date for the fall 2025 page session has passed. Applications for the summer 2025 page session will open in December 2024. Applications should include the following materials: 

  • The online Page Application Form 
  • Two recommendations, including one from a headmaster, principal, academic advisor or teacher 
  • Resume 
  • 1-2 page writing sample (may be an academic assignment)

Once your completed application is received, you will be contacted by the intern coordinator. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:   

Kate Anderson, Administrative Manager
Office of Senator Patty Murray 
154 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, D.C. 20510 
(202) 224-2621 
Fax: (202) 224-0238