Who Should Apply?

The Utah State Legislature Internship is an excellent experience for students interested in the legislative and policy process. Interns work as personal assistants to legislators in researching legislation, attending committee hearings, meeting with constituents and lobbyists, and observing first-hand the process through which laws are made.

This excellent program is open to undergraduate or graduate students of any major who have an interest in the legislative process. Students who are residents of states other than Utah are encouraged to apply. To qualify, an applicant must be a junior, senior or graduate student, have the ability to express himself or herself clearly, both orally and in writing, including the ability to digest, condense, and prepare forms and reports; have a general understanding of the legislative process; be a self-starter and be capable of working with little or no supervision; and have good interpersonal skills. Non-U.S. citizens must have a Permanent Resident Permit (“Green Card”) that allows them to work full-time during Winter semester.

What State Legislature Interns Do

Students are assigned to work with one or more members of the Utah State Senate or House of Representatives and may be able to assist in researching current issues, preparing for committee hearings, drafting legislation, and dealing with constituents and interest groups. Participating students will be involved with the program full-time during the legislative session.



*English major participants in the Utah State Legislature Internship are eligible to receive English+ credit. Contact the internship coordinator to learn more.

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