Georgia Legislative Internship Program
What is the Georgia Legislative Internship Program?
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences sponsors legislative internships during the 12 - week legislative session in Atlanta. Two students will be selected for the Georgia Legislative Internship program. One student will intern with the Chair of the Georgia Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee and one student will intern with the Georgia Agribusiness Council. Students will attends committee meetings, write briefs, conduct research, and assist in legislative efforts as assigned. This is an excellent opportunity for students to become involved in state legislative and policy activities that have a direct impact on Georgia's farmers.
What do the Georgia Legislative Interns do?
- Work full-time and report to the Chair of the Senate Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee.
- Research legislative bills of significance to agriculture and consumer affairs.
- Respond to agriculture and consumer affairs constituents and interest groups.
- Attend legislative hearings and briefings on agriculture and consumer affairs.
- Will report directly to GAC President and GAC Public Affairs Manager
- Track legislation impacting Georgia's agriculture and forestry sectors
- Monitor committee meetings
- Assist with weekly legislative newsletter for GAC members
The internship is open to juniors and seniors in good academic standing in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia.
Strongly recommended qualifications include:
- Have a background or interest in agriculture and consumer affairs
- Have excellent skills in written and spoken English.
- Have the ability to produce quality and timely written reports.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to meet and engage people.
- Be willing to travel and attend meeting and other activities as assigned.
- Have a valid Georgia Drivers' License at all times.
Georgia Legislative Interns, Brooke Rainere and Katelyn Bickett, at the Georgia Capitol during the 2021 legislative session.
Just the facts
- Senate Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee
- Georgia Agribusiness Council
The intern will receive a $4,500 stipend
Spring Semester - Second Monday in January through the end of legislative session (approximately first week in April)