Experience the excitement of legislation in action while earning up to 12 hours of FACS 5905 credit.

Legislative Aide

Intern during the General Assembly

The FACS Legislative Aide program is a spring internship opportunity for all juniors and seniors to intern for a Georgia senator/representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta. Interns also act as a guide to fellow FACS students at the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February.

Why you should apply

  • Experience the excitement of legislation in action
  • Earn up to 12 hours of course credit when enrolled in FACS 5905
  • Receive a $2,500 stipend for living expenses while living in Atlanta
  • Earn valuable experience and knowledge of the legislative process while working a full-time position
  • Connect first-hand with how policies affect everyday lives of Georgians
  • Enjoy networking opportunities that will impact your academic and future professional career
  • Meet influential Georgia leaders
  • Satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement

Responsibilities

  • Attend and report on legislative committee meetings as well as Senate and House Chamber sessions
  • Welcome visitors such as lobbyists, constituents and special interest groups
  • Research and report on current legislation
  • Organize office files and update legislator’s calendar
  • Represent designated legislator at various networking events

Course Requirements

Course requirements consist of writing a weekly log, a mid-term self-evaluation, a final self evaluation, an online component, and a final paper summarizing your experience.

FACS Day at the Capitol

In February, you will serve as a guide for several students from the college during FACS Day at the Capitol. Here, you will have an opportunity to share your newfound knowledge of the legislative process with your peers and instructors and partake in a lunch discussion panel with legislators, FACS students and faculty.

How to Apply

Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, resume) to Sharen Phinney.  Once materials are received an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda Kirk Fox and the selection committee.

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dean Linda Fox.  Letters should, at minimum, include how the person knows you and what qualities make you a good candidate for the the internship.  Letters should be sent via email with the applicant's name and Legislative Aide Internship in the subject heading.

Legislative Aide Application 

Congressional Aide

Based in Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Aide program, designed for FACS graduate students, is an internship with a U.S. senator/representative or government agency in Washington, D.C. The intern may act as a guide for fellow FACS students participating in FHCE’s Washington Study Tour in the summer. Graduate students maintain their assistantship funding.

How to Apply

Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, resume) to Sharen Phinney.  Once materials are received an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda Kirk Fox and the selection committee.

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dean Linda Fox.  Letters should, at minimum, include how the person knows you and what qualities make you a good candidate for the the internship.  Letters should be sent via email with the applicant's name and Congressional Aide Internship in the subject heading.

Congressional Aide Application

Application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016 by 4pm via email (preferred) to Sharen Phinney sphinney@uga.edu or Dawson Hall, Room 112.