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Georgia Legislative Internship Program

 

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IMPORTANT DATES FUTURE DATES FOR 2014 INTERN PROGRAM

  • Application deadline for College Coordinators submission to the General Assembly: Friday, October 24, 2014
    - Intern applicants submit their applications to their College Coordinators, not the General Assembly
  • Contact your College Coordinator to find out your school's application deadline
  • Candidate Interviews: Week of November 3, 2014
  • Intern Interviews - Tuesday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 17
  • Orientation - Wednesday, January 7 through Friday, January 9, 2015
  • First Day of Legislative Session - Monday, January 12, 2015

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

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APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit the completed application to your College Coordinator
    * Must contact college coordinator for their application deadline
  • College Coordinator must submit the completed application to the GLIP Director by Friday, October 24, 2014:
       Dr. Daniel Franklin, Director GLIP
       Dept. of Political Science, Georgia State University
       1038 Langdale Hall
       38 Peachtree Center Avenue
       Atlanta, GA 30303

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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. Daniel Franklin, Director GLIP
Director, House Communications            Dept. of Political Science, Georgia State University
332 State Capitol                               1038 Langdale Hall, 38 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30334                              Atlanta, GA 30303
404.656.5020                                    404.413.6182
kristy.lindstrom@house.ga.gov              dpfranklin@gsu.edu