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Washington State Legislature Campus Visit

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Every year, the Washington State Legislative Intern Program brings about 70 college students to Olympia for a one-of-a-kind educational and professional opportunity. During the internship, which takes place in winter quarter or spring semester, interns work for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate while earning academic credit from their schools. Interns work alongside legislative staff to learn first-hand about public policy, build real-world professional skills, and serve the citizens of Washington State.

Interns are placed with legislators' offices and work in Olympia as full-time staff while the Legislature is in session (January through March or April every year). In addition to their office work, interns take part in a hands-on academic program including training in legislative ethics, writing and research, a budget exercise, mock committee hearings and floor debate, and a job shadow at a state agency. Interns also participate in seminars and workshops with state officials, policymakers, journalists, and lobbyists, offering networking opportunities and a global view of the political process.

The Legislative Internship is a paid full time (40 hours per week) commitment. The internship must be taken for undergraduate academic credit at a four-year college or university. Credit amounts and other academic requirements are determined by the school. Washington college juniors and seniors of any age and any major are eligible to apply.

Learn more about the Washington State Legislative Internship Program:

Students from ALL MAJORS are welcome to attend!

Information Session Day 1
Thurs., Sept. 19
HUB, Student Life Conference Room
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Information Session Day 2
Fri., Sept. 20
HUB, ABC Conference Rooms
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Hixson Union Building (HUB) ABC Conference Rooms 10:15 to 11:15 am, Hixson Union Building (HUB) Student Life Conference Room 11 to 12 pm
Kimberly Ortiz
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