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Georgia Legislative Internship Program

2013 House Intern Class

2013 Senate Intern Class

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IMPORTANT DATES FUTURE DATES FOR 2014 INTERN PROGRAM

  • Application deadline for colleges submission to the General Assembly: Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Contact your College Coordinator to find out your school's application deadline
  • Candidate Interviews: First week of November 2013

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

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APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Must Complete an Application
  • Submit the completed application to your College Coordinator
  • College Program Coordinator must turn in the completed application to:
       Dr. Bill Thomas, Director GLIP
       Dept. of Political Science, Georgia State University
       P.O. Box 4069
       Atlanta, GA 30302
  • DEADLINE: The deadline has passed for the 2013 legislative session

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Welcome to the Georgia Legislative Internship Program website. For over 40 years, Georgia colleges and universities have been providing the General Assembly with outstanding interns each session. During this internship, approximately 35 interns will receive firsthand experience of the legislative process. With the help of Georgia State University, each school will submit applications for their most promising students for this internship program. Then, these applicants will be subject to a personal interview with House and Senate staff to determine if the applicant will be considered for the program. If selected, applicants will then be interviewed once again to determine placement.

Once students are selected for the internship, they are assigned to offices in the Georgia House of Representatives or the Georgia Senate. Each intern will serve a unique purpose in the process and have a multitude of different tasks to perform each day that may include legislative tracking, constituent services, media assistance, attendance at committee meetings, writing bill summaries and so much more. During their time at the State Capitol, interns will gain knowledge of the how state government works, how the legislative process works, along with making lifelong career contacts and friendships.

  • Student must be a junior or senior in a college or university in the State of Georgia at the time of the internship
  • Applicants must NOT have completed graduation prior to the beginning of the legislative session
  • Program is open to ALL majors
  • Student must receive school credit from your college or university
  • This is a FULL TIME paid internship - each intern will earn a stipend pay of $300.00 per week
  • Work hours are generally 8:00am - 5:00pm, however office hours can fluctuate on a daily basis.
  • Students are advised NOT to take any classes while serving as an intern
  • If necessary, classes online or after work hours are acceptable. Please notify your College Program Coordinator and Dr. William Thomas if you plan to take classes.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Abbey Wicker                                    Stacy Peery
House Intern/Aide Coordinator              Senate Intern/Aide Coordinator
332 State Capitol                               330 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334                              Atlanta, GA 30334
404.656.5019                                    404.463.1308
abbey.wicker@house.ga.gov                stacy.peery@senate.ga.gov

Kristy Lindstrom                                 Dr. Bill Thomas, Director GLIP
Director, House Communications            Dept. of Political Science, Georgia State University
332 State Capitol                               P.O. Box 4069
Atlanta, GA 30334                              Atlanta, GA 30302
404.656.5020                                    404.413.6162
kristy.lindstrom@house.ga.gov              wthomas@gsu.edu