Are Congressional Interns "Federal Employees"? Home › Forums › Careers › Are Congressional Interns "Federal Employees"? This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Bryce Bender 5 years ago. Author Posts February 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm #176500 Bryce BenderParticipant I'm in the process of applying for some jobs through USAJOBS and they always ask if I am a current fed employee, a past fed employee, or never have been a fed employee. A few years ago I was a paid intern on the Hill. Even though I was not in a permanent position, does this make me a past fed employee? Thanks! Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.