Page Nominations

Due to COVID-19, the Senate Page Program has been suspended until further notice. Please check back periodically for new updates.

The Senate Page Program offers Hawaii students a unique experience of the Legislative branch in action.  Pages have the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most prominent leaders and witness firsthand political debates in the United States Senate, a place often referred to as the “greatest deliberative body in the world.”

A Page’s duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Congressional complex.   Other duties include preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk.  Pages are expected to work from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or until the Senate adjourns for the day.

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 are usually three or four weeks in duration depending on the legislative calendar.

Each session, only 30 positions are available for the 100 Senators. Interest in the Page Program is high, and because not every Senator is able to sponsor a page, the application process is highly competitive.

Of the 30 positions that are available, 15 are for male pages and 15 are for female pages. Senator Hirono’s page sponsorship alternates by gender. Feel free to contact our Washington, DC office directly by emailing Page_Program@hirono.senate.gov or by calling 202-224-6361 to confirm whether we have requested a male or female candidate spot in the upcoming session. 

Pages are responsible for their own travel to and from Washington, DC.

The Page application deadlines are as follows:

SemesterDeadline
Summer Session April 15
Fall Session June 30
Spring Session November 15

Click the below links for more information on the U.S. Senate Page Program:

Senate Page Program

Page Program Application