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!
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.