Interested in earning 15 college credits and $1200? Then maybe working in Olympia for the legislature is for you. By doing this, you can earn money, credits, and gain experience as legislative intern. Intern recruiters were on campus October, 11 to talk about the policy internship and to answer questions, but if you missed out, no worries, you can get online for information and applications at anytime.
The internship choices include a Computer Internship, Facilities/Historic Preservation Internship, Photography, Policy, and Video Internships. All of which are open to students from all colleges and universities in Washington during the legislative session of the Washington State Legislature.
So, are you interested but you don’t really know what you’re going to be applying for? Well, I’ll break it down a little for you.
Applying for the Computer Internship will allow the intern to work with the Senate Information System Coordinator. It is preferred that the applicant has knowledge of hardware and software installation and troubleshooting.
The Facilities Intern will be assigned to work with the Director and Facilities Services Coordinator. This internship is ideal for an individual possessing specific interests and/or training in the areas of architecture, historical preservation, archiving, or research. Some preferred skills for an applicant include basic knowledge of construction and/or architecture and excellent oral and written skills. The Photography Intern will work directly with the assistant House Photographer, the digital technician, and the legislative office assistant. The intern will work Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and may have some occasional evening assignments. Being a Policy Intern, an individual will gain professional work experience and training. Interns work with legislators and staff. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. The House Video Intern will perform videography and general production assistant duties and must already have experience in these areas. The ideal candidate is skilled, responsible, efficient, attentive to detail and able to make a commitment to the job. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in this area. “Working in such a central, public environment, you have access to a wealth of knowledge-not just about the camera but about life.” Trevor Smith, former intern.
So if you are interested in applying, all applications and detailed contact information for the internships can be found online at www1.leg.wa.gov/internships.