Students are chosen from the University of Arizona each fall semester as Legislative Interns. Selection procedures do not favor any particular major. Students are sought from diverse backgrounds, and minority students are encouraged to apply.
Early in January, Legislative Interns report to the Legislature in Phoenix and spend the Spring Semester working at the State Capitol. The work is demanding and fascinating, as students are asked to write speeches, summarize bills, draft amendments, research various issues, attend committee meetings and hearings, and work on constituents’ problems.
Interns must reside in Phoenix during their term of service, are paid $4,200 for the term, and receive a relocation allowance of up to $500 (with receipts) to help defray moving costs. Regular tuition and University fees are waived for the semester of Legislative service. However, students are responsible for personal fees or charges (e.g., Honors/Graduate College, bookstore charges or parking tickets). Normally, 12 units of academic credit are earned by undergraduate students and 9 units by graduate students while serving in the program.
Candidates for a Bachelor's or Master's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application.
Candidates for a Bachelor's degree must have at least 75 hours at the end of the fall semester prior to the next legislative session.
Information and Application Training Session available on Wednesday, Sept. 19th noon-1:30 in Saguaro Hall 202.
If you decide to apply, you may download an application from the following website www.azleg.gov/internshipintropage.asp
You must submit your completed applications in person and schedule an interview appointment with Isabel Contreras or Cherie McCollum Parks in the Douglass Building, Room 200W no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012.
Applications must be typed to be considered.