Washington State Legislature
The Washington State Legislature offers full-time internship positions each Legislative session for college and university students. The majority of these positions are undergraduate policy internships, where students work in Olympia as staff for members of the House of Representatives or Senate.
Policy interns spend winter quarter or spring semester 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 academic 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.