Winter 2012 Legislative Intern Program – Info Mtg 5/17

Work as an intern in the Washington State Legislature, Winter Quarter 2012.

Information Sessions, TUESDAY, MAY 17th

11:00am-12:30pm, 1A Gowen Hall

1:30pm-3:00pm, 1A Gowen Hall

Feel free to stop by anytime during either session.

More info:

Washington State Legislative Internship Program, Winter Quarter 2012 Open to Juniors and Seniors from ALL majors.  Applications for the program will be accepted in fall quarter 2011 (deadline TBA).

Program

Interns spend Winter Quarter working in Olympia as staff for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate.  In addition to their office work, interns participate in weekly seminars and workshops.  The seminars include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions.  In the workshops, interns take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate.  They learn parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature.  Additionally, interns have the opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about his/her job.

Compensation and Credit

Interns receive monthly compensation to offset the expenses associated with the internship and academic credit from the University of Washington.  During their internship, UW students will be enrolled in POL S 497 for 15 credits and will attend a seminar course taught by a UW faculty member.

Duties

*Conducting legislative research

*Bill tracking

*Attending hearings and meetings

*Corresponding with constituents

*Office duties

Strong applicants will have:

*A strong desire to learn about public policy and legislative process *Good written and oral communication skills *Strong analytical and research skills *Strong work ethic *Mature judgment *Ability to handle a fast-paced environment

For more information, see:

http://www.leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/default.aspx   or contact the Pol S Advising Office atpolsadvc@uw.edu.

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