WA State Legislative Internship Info Session, Monday, May 13th

Information Session
Monday, May 13th
3:30-4:30pm
1A Gowen Hall (basement level of Gowen Hall)

Stop by anytime during the session.
If you cannot make the session, stop by Pol S Advising in 215 Smith Hall or email polsadvc@uw.edu for more information.

Washington State Legislative Internship Program
Winter Quarter 2014

Program
Interns spend Winter Quarter working in Olympia as staff for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate.  In addition to their office work, interns participate in weekly seminars and workshops.  The seminars include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions.  In the workshops, interns take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate.  They learn parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature.  Additionally, interns have the opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about his/her job.

Compensation and Credit
Interns receive monthly compensation to offset the expenses associated with the internship and academic credit from the University of Washington.
During their internship, UW students will be enrolled in POL S 497 for 15 credits and will attend a seminar course taught by a UW faculty member.

Duties
*Conducting legislative research
*Bill tracking
*Attending hearings and meetings
*Corresponding with constituents
*Office duties

Requirements
Strong applicants will have:
*A strong desire to learn about public policy and legislative process
*Good written and oral communication skills
*Strong analytical and research skills
*Strong work ethic
*Mature judgment
*Ability to handle a fast-paced environment

For more information, see: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/default.aspx or contact the Pol S Advising Office at: polsadvc@uw.edu.

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