Experience the excitement of legislation in action while earning up to 12 hours of credit in FACS 5905 or FACS 7905, $4,000 stipend for living expenses, and ending the semester early!

Intern during the General Assembly

The FACS Legislative Aide program is a spring internship opportunity for FACS undergraduate and graduate students 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.

  • Read more about our Legislative Aide Program in "A Capitol Campaign" here.

Why you should apply

  • Experience the excitement of legislation in action
  • Earn up to 12 hours of course credit when enrolled in FACS 5905 or FACS 7905
  • Receive a $4,000 stipend for living expenses
  • Earn valuable experience and knowledge of the legislative process while working in a full-time position
  • Learn first-hand with how policies affect the 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 (undergraduate students)


  • Attend and report on legislative committee meetings as well as Senate and House Chamber sessions
  • Welcome visitors including 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


  • Must be a FACS undergraduate or graduate student
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Submit all application materials by deadline
  • Attend pre-internship meetings in November & December
  • Must be available to start work in Atlanta before UGA classes start
  • 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 participate in a lunch discussion panel with legislators, FACS students and faculty.

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The Spring 2020 and Spring 2021 application cycles are open. 

Deadline for Spring 2020 applicants: 4:00pm, October 1, 2019

Deadline for Spring 2021 applicants: 4:00pm, Spetember 1, 2020

Complete the application and submit required materials (letter of recommendation, resume, Degreeworks audit (undergraduate students), academic advisor checklist (undergraduate students), and unofficial transcript (graduate students) to success@uga.edu with Legislative Aide Application as the subject. Once materials are received an interview will be scheduled with Dean Linda Fox and the selection committee.

Interviews will take place as outlined in the application. 

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 Aide Internship in the subject heading.