RECAST | 5/20 info session for the paid WA State Legislative Internship
From: Eberhardt, Jean <EberharJ@evergreen.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:34 PM
As you may know, this paid internship is a great opportunity for students of all academic backgrounds. Though students must have junior or senior standing by winter quarter of 2021 to apply, we want all students to know about this unique internship so they can plan ahead http://leg.wa.gov/Internships
Academic and Career Advising will host a Zoom Webinar with past Evergreen interns and the coordinators of the program at the Capitol. Students must first register through this link: https://tinyurl.com/y93vdrc to receive an email invite to the session.
Applications for the 2021 legislative session open September 1, 2020 with a priority deadline of October 16, 2020 and a final deadline of October 21, 2020. Plan to work with the staff in Academic and Career Advising at Evergreen in preparation of your application and interview. A faculty member will soon be selected for this in-program internship.
Each January the Washington State Legislature welcomes around 70 passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking students from all over the state to serve as non-partisan, full time legislative staff in Olympia.
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.
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 in Olympia. 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.
Here’s a great article about Rowan Kelsall, a past legislative intern from Evergreen: https://www.evergreen.edu/news/post/evergreen-graduate-teaches-senegalese-farmers-about-natural-resource-conservation
Thank you for your support!
Jean and the ACA team
Academic and Career Advising, L2153
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505
(360) 867-5343 fax