The Washington State Legislative Internship Program is having information sessions on the UW-Seattle campus on May 13th and 14th. ALL majors are welcome to apply for this amazing internship opportunity. Information sessions will be held in Gowen 1A (the Olson room) at the following time:
May 13th 11:30pm-noon
May 13th 2:30am-3:00pm
May 14th 9:30am-10:00am
May 14th 3:30pm-4:00pm
One of the country’s most highly regarded legislative internships, the program offers students the opportunity to gain professional, paid work experience and study the legislative process at the state level. Interns spend Winter quarter working in Olympia for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate while earning academic credit from their schools. As an intern, you will work alongside state officials and legislative staff to learn first-hand about public policy, build real-world professional skills, and serve the citizens of Washington State.
Interns are placed with legislators’ offices and work in Olympia as full-time staff while the Legislature is in session (January through March or April every year). In addition to their office work, interns take part in hands-on activities including training in legislative ethics, writing and research, a budget exercise, mock committee hearings and floor debate, and a job shadow at a state agency. Interns also participate in seminars and workshops with state officials, policymakers, journalists, and lobbyists, offering networking opportunities and a global view of the political process.
The Legislative Internship is a full time (40 hours per week) commitment and interns receive a financial stipend. The internship must be taken for undergradaute academic credit. Juniors and seniors of any age and any major are eligible to apply.
For more information about the internship: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/default.aspx
If you are unable to attend these sessions, you are welcome to meet with the contact person on campus, Mark Weitzenkamp, Political Science Advising, Smith 215, weitzen.