Internship Opportunities


 

*Georgia Legislative Internships Spring Semester 2018 in Atlanta*

What: Become part of the fourth class of interns at the Georgia Legislature for Augusta University. This is not your typical internship – you will not be fetching coffee and organizing filing cabinets: work with the Government Relations Office to network with members of the legislature, track legislation, attend hearings, monitor floor action, and other tasks. You can expect to gain knowledge of how state government works, how the legislative process works, and make lifelong career contacts and friendships. Augusta University will offer 9 hours of upper-level political science credit.  

When: The internship will take place from January 3rd through April.  Students will be expected to work Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or until tasks are complete.  Students must be willing to commit to the entirety of the legislative session (note this is not the same as the semester schedule).

Where: The internship will take place in Atlanta; students will be responsible for finding their own housing.  (Most interns stay with friends, family members living the Atlanta area or other state university housing.)  

Who: You must be a junior or senior political science major, minor or other relevant major in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students are required to enroll in the internship course during the spring semester.  Preferred applicants will have good communication skills, a solid work ethic, ability to handle pressure, adaptive to changing legislative sessions, and capacity for problem-solving.  As this internship requires great focus and effort, students are expected not to have other employment during their internship.  Selection for the interview round will be based upon academic qualifications, applicant's expected potential for professional research and a variety of other job assignments, and for successful personal interrelationships in the environment of a legislative session.  You will be charged with representing Augusta University during the 2017 Legislative Session and are expected to act accordingly.

How to ApplyApplications will be due November 16, 2017.  Send all application materials via email including a current resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and a completed Georgia Legislative Internship Application to margie.miller@augusta.edu.  Please note that the supervising instructor is Dr. Gregg Murray, Dean, Department of Political Science, Augusta University, 706-737. 1710.

Paid Summer Internship in Washington, DC Summer 2017

What: Participate as a Augusta University Georgia summer intern on Capitol Hill next summer! Several students will be selected and provided with a stipend in addition to course credit in this very competitive opportunity. You can expect to gain knowledge of the federal government, the legislative process, bipartisan and bicameral agreements, committee hearings, the regulatory process, and make lifelong career contacts and friendships. You will be able to receive course credits TBD by your individual school and program enrollment.

When: The internships will take place over the summer months (May - August) and students will be expected to work 8:30-5:30 each day of the week. Individual offices may offer flexibility in work hours.

Where: The internship will take place in House and Senate offices in Washington, DC; students will be provided with assistance in finding housing opportunities but are expected to work logistics and transportation on their own.

Who: You must be a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students are required to enroll in the internship course during spring for the summer semester. Preferred applicants should be trustworthy, professional, polite, independent, possess great communication skills, a solid work ethic, and have the ability to work under pressure.

Selection for the interview round will be based upon academic qualifications, applicant’s expected potential for professional research, and a variety of other job assignments in connection with the work of the federal government. Students will be charged with representing Augusta University in their nation’s capital city.

How to Apply: Applications will be due Winter 2017. Send all application materials via email including a cover letter, current resume, two letters of recommendation, and a completed Internship application to governmentrelations@augusta.edu.