Have you heard of the Washington State Legislative Intern Program? This is a paid, for-credit internship opportunity for college students
of any major to work as staff at the Capitol during the Legislative Session (January through March or April). We hire around 70 students each year from colleges around the state. Political experience is not necessary: The program is always looking for students from diverse backgrounds who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government and gain practical job skills.
The 2017 internship will run from January 4, 2017, through the end of winter quarter. Students may have the option to stay through the end of session on April 24. Applications are open now and are due on October 18, 2016. Students must be enrolled juniors or seniors, in good academic standing, and receiving academic credit for the internship. We welcome students of all majors and provide amazing opportunities for networking, shadowing, and real-world experience in a wide variety of fields, from state government and politics to business, law, criminal justice, communications, social work, environmental policy, education, and public health.
More information about the Legislative Internship Program is available online at http://www.leg.wa.gov/internships. The program also has information on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and students are welcome to contact them or the school’s campus contact person any time with questions.