Gov. Shumlin seeks interns for the legislative session
Tuesday, December 11 - 11:41 a.m. - Governor Shumlin's Office announced today that it is now accepting applications for internships through the legislative session, beginning in January and running through spring 2013. Apply for this exciting opportunity today.
The Governor’s Office Internship Program is a select internship experience designed for students and recent graduates who are interested in Vermont government, politics, and public service. A Governor’s Office internship offers exposure to the operations and day-to-day tasks of the Governor’s Office, as well as unique insight into the challenges and opportunities facing Vermonters.
This competitive program is geared toward undergraduate students, graduate school students, and recent graduates, but our office will also consider applications from high school students or Vermonters seeking an internship experience at any point in their professional careers.
Internships are split into three trimesters, Fall (September through December), Spring/Legislative Session (January through May) and Summer (June through August). The number of hours per week is flexible, but is generally 15-20 hours in the Fall and Spring and 20 in Summer. The Governor’s Office Internship Program is uncompensated and is intended for persons seeking to gain academic and/or professional experience.
Internship duties will vary but include: answering phones, processing mail, responding to letters and emails, research into state agencies, programs, and policies, and general clerical duties. Interns may also be asked to attend press conferences or legislative committee meetings, and staff the Governor at events.
Click here to start the application process.