The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission traditionally employs two students to serve as legislative interns during the legislative session.
The students’ internships typically begin in January and run through the end of April or early May.
Duties and Responsibilities
The students are asked to attend daily floor sessions and any education-related committee meetings during the regular 60-day session of the state legislature.
Interns are expected to provide a brief, written summary of the day’s activities and are asked to keep the commission informed of pertinent information during the session.
Copies of legislation and related materials are obtained by the interns each day and they are asked to assist in the process of monitoring higher education legislation which is introduced and debated through the legislative process.
Students should possess strong writing skills and an interest or desire to observe and learn the legislative process.
Although not a requirement, typically two students are selected who are political science majors who have some background or an interest in state government.
In the past, the students have received 12 hours of college credit for the second semester from their institution and a weekly stipend from the agency for serving as an intern.
How to Apply
Contact Ms. Cindy Anderson, Director of Administrative Services, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission at 304-558-4016 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.