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Legislative Intern Scholar Program

The Kenneth L. Maddy Legislative Intern Scholar Program

Each year approximately 40 University students are selected as Legislative Scholar-Interns.  Legislative Scholar-Interns are placed on assignment in regional government offices, 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.

 

 2016-2017 Participating Elected Officials:
  • Congressman Jim Costa
  • Congressman Jeff Denham
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy
  • Congressman Devin Nunes
  • Congressman David Valadao
  • Senate pro Tem Kevin DeLeon
  • Senator Tom Berryhill
  • Senator Anthony Cannella

 

  • Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula
  • Assemblymember Frank Bigelow
  • Assemblymember Adam Gray
  • Assemblymember Jim Patterson
  • City Councilmember Paul Caprioglio, Fresno
  • City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria, Fresno
  • City of Fresno, City Communications Office (Mayor’s Office)

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

Apply Now  and/or Download the application HERE

Maddy Interns and Alumni at the 2015 Beverly Scholarship Fundraiser

Maddy Interns and Alumni at a Beverly Scholarship Fundraiser

 Spring 2016 Alumni Newsletter