Experience the excitement of legislation in action while earning up to 12 hours of credit in FACS 5905 or FACS 7905.
The FACS Legislative Aide program is a spring internship opportunity for FACS majors 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.
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 participate in a lunch discussion panel with legislators, FACS students and faculty.
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 during the program.
Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, Degreeworks audit (undergraduates), resume, and academic advisor checklist) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once materials are received an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda 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 internship. Letters should be sent via email with the applicant's name and Legislative & Congressional Aide Internship in the subject heading.
Application deadlines for both are Friday, October 6, 2017 by 4pm via email to email@example.com.
Morgan Easley, HDFS, 2016 Legislative Aide
The most rewarding aspect of the program was the true application of previous coursework related to real-life situations. I encourage all students to apply to the FACS Legislative Aide Program; it was indeed life-changing.