Pages play an important role in the day-to-day operations of the Senate. The Page Program provides the opportunity for high school juniors to get involved in public service, and witness firsthand the legislative process in the United States Senate. Participation in the Page Program also requires enrollment in the Page School.
Pages begin their day early with breakfast, followed by their classes at the Page School, and then report to work as a Page. A Page’s workday is determined by the Senate schedule and can vary daily. Students who display strong maturity, are highly responsible, and excellent with time management make successful candidates for the Page Program.
The Page Program is offered year round across four sessions: fall, spring, and two summer sessions.
Page positions are highly competitive. Only 30 page positions are offered each session among all 100 senators. Because of this, not all senators are able to sponsor a page.
The application process consists of an online application, essay question, and submission of a resume and two letters of recommendation. Ideally, letters of recommendation written on the candidate’s behalf will be from mentors, school counselors, teachers, supervisors, etc.