The West Virginia Legislature has internships for the spring 2023 semester available to all majors. Legislative staff will be available on Monday, September 26th, from 11:00 – 12:45 in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center to answer any questions you have.
Internships for Juniors and Seniors:
The Judith Herndon Fellowship places students with key committees in the legislature to work as a staff member during session. Students also work for a government office (after session ends) for the duration of the semester. The position pays $1,300 per month, for a total of $5,200. Students in this program enroll for 12 credits of 400 level courses. Eligible students must be full time students having completed 60 credit hours by the end of the semester in which they apply. They must have completed a course in political science or have extensive public affairs experience and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Applications require letters of recommendation and other materials. If you are interested in applying, please print the attached application today and ask your faculty members to write the letters of recommendation for you. Applications are due by noon, November 1st to Mitzi Meade, Smith Hall 738.
For Graduate Students:
The WV Legislature has paid internships that allow students to work full time as legislative staff assigned to key committees in the House and Senate for the spring semester. Students earn six hours of graduate credit and receive a stipend of $1,400 per month for a total of $5,600. The application process requires letters of recommendation. If you are interested in applying, please print the application today and ask your faculty members to write the letters for you. Application Packets must be mailed to the capitol and received by November 1st. http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Educational/Internship/Rollins_Burk.pdf
Please send all questions about the internship programs to Dr. Marybeth Beller, firstname.lastname@example.org.