The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) is seeking
legislative interns for the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature,
generally January through the end of April or early May.
Students must be currently enrolled in political science, public administration, pre-law, or journalism programs. Interns should be prepared to work standard office hours, five days per week, and are responsible for securing their own lodging in Charleston for the duration of the internship. The agency supervises two students who serve as legislative interns for the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature.
Interested students should submit their resumes by Oct. 31.
Interns attend daily floor
sessions and education-related committee meetings during the regular 60-day
session of the Legislature, and provide written reports of the debates and
bill summaries to the HEPC’s senior staff at the end of the day. The students obtain copies of legislation and related materials,
track bills and policy discussions, and they help monitor higher education
legislation that is introduced and debated throughout the legislative process.