Georgia Legislative Internship Program
House and Senate Intern Program Contact Information
IMPORTANT DATES FUTURE DATES FOR 2013 INTERN PROGRAM
- Application deadline: Friday, October 19, 2012
- Candidate Interviews: First week of November 2012
- Intern Interviews: (tenatively scheduled for December 13, 2012 and December 14, 2012)
- Orientation: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - Friday, January 11, 2013
- First Day of Session: Monday, January 14, 2013
- Must Complete an Application:
Submit the completed application to your College Coordinator
College Program Coordinator must turn in the completed application to:
DEADLINE: Friday October 19th
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.
Abbey Wicker Stacy Peery
House Intern/Aide Coordinator Senate Intern/Aide Coordinator
332 State Capitol 330 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334 Atlanta, GA 30334
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