Legislative Internships offer students a well-rounded educational opportunity to complement their traditional classroom learning while also allowing them to immerse themselves into the unique political, intellectual and cultural atmosphere of the Georgia State Capitol or Washington, D.C.
The Georgia Legislative Internship Program places students in the Georgia State House, Senate, or one of the legislative offices in Atlanta. The internship period corresponds with the annual session of the General Assembly. Interns are selected based on their academic standing and the potential they have to be a leader in politics based on their work experience, extracurricular activities and interests. To be considered for the program, interested students must write an essay on how their studies and experiences have prepared them for the internship and provide references. The internships are open to students of all majors, provided they are a Georgia resident during their junior or senior year.
The Governor’s Internship Program offers students the opportunity to gain experience in numerous state agencies throughout Georgia. Emphasis is placed on merging classroom learning with practical application and junior and senior standing students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Interns will be placed in one of many offices including Communications, Policy, Children and Families, and more.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Internship Program offers an internship during the legislative session and then a summer semester and fall semester internship. These internship gives students or recent graduates a firsthand experience with the Georgia Legislature. Ideal candidates are individuals who have taken political science, public policy, and/or government classes, and would like to see in person how state politics work.
The Eagles in D.C. Internship Program is an exciting and intensive 10-week program that provides outstanding undergraduate students with congressional internships in Washington, D.C. Students are selected based on a number of criteria including previous leadership and civic experiences. To be considered for the program, interested students must write an essay on how their studies and experiences have prepared them for the internship and provide references.
The internship process is competitive. There are two possible interview rounds for each applicant; the first is on campus with the Georgia Southern committee and the second is with the potential internship office staff. Printed deadlines must be adhered to in order to complete the internship cycle.