Each year approximately 40 University students from regional universities (CSU Fresno, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Bakersfield, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Merced) are selected as Legislative Scholar-Interns. Legislative Scholar-Interns are placed on assignment in government offices throughout the Valley, as well as in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The Legislative Internship Program provides students with opportunities to develop public leadership skills while gaining practical knowledge of the day-to-day operations of government and the political process. Legislative Scholar-Interns receive academic credit as well as a stipend. Examples of placements include: U.S. Senate and Congressional offices (Capitol and district offices), California Assembly and Senate offices (Capitol and district offices) and the Governor’s Office. Students are selected based on their academic standing to elevate citizen participation and government performance at all levels through leadership training for public service.
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2016- 2017 Program Deadlines
Deadlines for our Legislative Intern Scholar Program for Local Spring 2017 and D.C./Sacramento Summer 2017 have expired. We encourage you to apply for our next opportunities:
- Legislative Intern Scholar Program Fall 2017 (San Joaquin Valley – Fresno, Clovis, Merced, Modesto, etc.): Application postmarked, delivered, emailed, or faxed by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 8, 2017
- Legislative Intern Scholar Program Spring 2018 (San Joaquin Valley – Fresno, Clovis, Merced, Modesto, etc.) : Application postmarked, delivered, emailed, or faxed by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, December 8th, 2017
- Legislative Intern Scholar Program Summer 2018 (DC & Sacramento): Application postmarked, delivered, emailed, or faxed by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, December 8, 2017
Download The Application: Maddy Intern Scholar Program Application 2016-2017
You can also apply online now!