Share the news! The Legislative Internship is accepting applications Sep 1 – Oct 19

“Completing the Legislative Internship has proved time and again to be my most influential career stepping stone.” – Ariel Taylor, Evergreen Alumni ‘11

Each January the Washington State Legislature welcomes a cohort of 60-70 passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking college juniors and seniors to serve as non-partisan legislative staff. 

In addition to earning academic credit, interns engage as part of a team, helping solve real world problems for the citizens of Washington. These interactions provide one of a kind insights into the events and legislation that impact our state every day. 

The Legislative Internship Program offers unparalleled access to Washington’s most influential leaders and policy makers, professional development to build transferable skills, and hands-on simulations to learn all aspects of the legislative process. This experience will encourage you to learn quickly, think critically, and develop professionally as you forge lifelong connections in public policy.

Political experience is not necessary, and students of all majors are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and political ideologies who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government while gaining practical job skills. Whether your interest is in law, business, communications, environmental policy, public health, or elsewhere, there is a place for you as a legislative intern. Interns are matched with legislators in the House of Representatives or the Senate based on interest areas and political ideology. The program also has opportunities for interns to serve as caucus staff, focusing on policy or communications.

The 2023 internship begins with orientation on January 3, 2023 and ends April 23, 2023. Applications open September 1, 2022 with a priority deadline of October 19, 2022 and a final deadline of October 23, 2022. 

Students must be enrolled juniors or seniors by the time the internship starts, in good academic standing, and receiving academic credit for the internship. 2023 interns will earn a stipend of $2,400 per month. The internship will be held in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid model. All applicants will be notified of the format of session prior to internship offers being extended.

Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Join a network of thousands of students who have started their careers as interns.

For more information or if you have questions please contact Raymond Mobley or check out the website at

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