Application and Interview Process
Application Due Date
A completed application is due in the Political Science Office, AH 415, by Friday October 25th, 2013. Do not send application materials to Olympia (possible exception - letters of recommendation). Submit all materials in one packet to the Political Science Office. See the application checklist for required items.
Political Science Department Review
The application review is two-fold. Applications are first reviewed by the Political Science Department, and then by the State Intern Coordinators. The Political Science Department will review all application materials and contact applicants if there are concerns or suggestions for strengthening their application. For applicants who pass the department review, the State application and its supporting documents are forwarded by the Political Science Department to the State Intern Coordinators. The department application and its supporting documents remain on file in the department office.
State Intern Coordinators Review
The Intern Coordinators review only the documents required for the Washington State Legislature Application. See http://www.leg.wa.gov/Internships for details.
Around the first week in November, applicants are interviewed by the House and Senate Legislative Intern Coordinators who make the final selection. The interview consists of a personal interview and a writing exercise.
Applicants are notified of their status by the end of November by the Intern Coordinators.