Legislative internship in Olympia (winter ’18)

The Washington State Legislative Intern Program is a paid, for-credit internship opportunity for college students of any major to work as staff at the State Capitol during the Legislative Session (January through March or April).  About 70 students are hired each year from colleges around the state.  Political experience is not necessary.  Students from diverse backgrounds who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government and gain practical job skills are encouraged to apply.

The 2018 internship will run from January 3, 2018, through March 8, 2018.  Applications for the internship will be due on October 10th (priority registration) and October 18th, 2017 (final deadline). Students must be enrolled juniors or seniors, in good academic standing, and receiving academic credit for the internship.

Students of all majors are welcome and the internship provides 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 on their website at www.leg.wa.gov/internships or on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Students are also welcome to contact the UW liaison (Mark Weitzenkamp) or set up an appointment with him at the POL S Advising Office:  http://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php to learn more about the internship and the related credits at UW-Seattle.

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director Patrick Chidsey