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Georgia Legislative Internship Program

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2018 INTERN PROGRAM

  • Application deadline for College Coordinators submission to the General Assembly: Friday, October 20, 2017.
    - Intern applicants submit their applications to their College Coordinators, not the Georgia General Assembly
  • Contact your College Coordinator to find out your school's application deadline
  • Candidate Interviews: Week of November 6, 2017.
  • Intern Interviews: Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
  • Orientation: Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • First Day of the Legislative Session: Monday, January 8, 2018.

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2018 INTERN PROGRAM

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APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit the completed application to your College Coordinator.
    * Must contact college coordinator for their application deadline.
  • College Coordinator must submit the completed application to the GLIP Director by Friday, October 20, 2017:
       Dr. Daniel Franklin, Director GLIP
       Dept. of Political Science, Georgia State University
       1038 Langdale Hall
       38 Peachtree Center Avenue
       Atlanta, GA 30303

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Welcome to the Georgia Legislative Internship Program website.  For over 40 years, Georgia colleges and universities have been providing the General Assembly with outstanding interns each session. During this internship, approximately 35 interns will receive firsthand experience of the legislative process. With the help of Georgia State University, each school will submit applications for their most promising students for this internship program. Then, these applicants will be subject to a personal interview with House and Senate staff to determine if the applicant will be considered for the program. If selected, applicants will then be interviewed once again to determine placement.

Once students are selected for the internship, they are assigned to offices in the Georgia House of Representatives or the Georgia State Senate.  Each intern will serve a unique purpose in the process and have a multitude of different tasks to perform each day that may include legislative tracking, constituent services, media assistance, attendance at committee meetings, writing bill summaries and so much more.  During their time at the State Capitol, interns will gain knowledge of how state government works, how the legislative process works, along with making lifelong career contacts and friendships.

  • Students must be a junior or senior in a college or university in the State of Georgia at the time of the internship.
  • Applicants must NOT have completed graduation prior to the beginning of the legislative session.
  • Program is open to ALL majors.
  • Student must receive school credit form your college or university.
  • This is a FULL-TIME paid internship - each intern will earn a stipend pay of $300.00 per week.
  • Work hours are generally 8:00am-5:00pm, however office hours can fluctuate on a daily basis.
  • Students are advised NOT to take any classes while serving as an intern.
  • If necessary, classes online or after work hours are acceptable.  Please notify your College Program Coordinator and Dr. Daniel Franklin if you plan to take classes.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Michelle Sloan  Stacy Peery
House Intern/Aide Coordinator Senate Intern/Aide Director
205-J Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg. 330 State Capitol
18 Capitol Square Atlanta, GA 30334
Atlanta, GA 30334 404.463.1308 
404.626.0306 stacy.peery@senate.ga.gov
michelle.sloan@house.ga.gov  
   
Dr. Daniel Franklin, Director GLIP  
Dept. of Political Science, Georgia State University  
1038 Langdale Hall, 38 Peachtree Center  
Atlanta, GA 30303  
404.413.6182  
dpfranklin@gsu.edu