State House internships will be based in Boston, and the intern must have or find their own housing in or near Boston. There is usually room for only one State House intern at a time. This intern will learn about the legislative and constituent service processes, assist in research, communications, and other areas, and work on projects based on their interests. State House interns may be full-time or part-time depending on the intern's situation with school/work/etc.
District internships will be based in Amherst, and the intern must be a resident of Amherst, Pelham, Granby, or a nearby town, or a student at one of the Five Colleges. More than one intern at a time may be chosen for this internship. These interns will help with communications, media, graphic design, videos; with research projects on specific topics; and/or with constituent engagement, including joining individual and group meetings and events in the district. District interns may also visit and assist with work at the State House as often as they can find transportation to do so. District interns are part-time with flexible hours.
All internships are unpaid but will be tailored to your interests and educational needs. Students of all ages are encouraged to apply.
There are three routine internship periods: January through May, May through August, and September through December. Exact start and end dates will be based on your availability. In addition, students are encouraged to apply for short internships during the intervening times between these sessions - for example, the very beginning of January, or the second half of August into the beginning of September - when many students would not be available. Interns chosen for any of the regular sessions may also ask to extend the time frame at the beginning or end.
Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis for each session, with a final deadline of November 1st for spring semester, April 1st for summer, and July 1st for fall semester. We encourage you to apply well before these deadlines, however, because spots will fill up. *For the first-ever session - spring semester 2017 - there will be no deadline, because obviously it's already after November 1st*