Maryland General Assembly
The Maryland General Assembly's Legislative Intern Program
offers approximately 100 of Maryland's college and university
students the opportunity to provide research and staff
assistance to legislators during each session and to have both
an educational and practical work experience in the Legislative
Branch of State government. Upon acceptance into the program,
students interview for placement with legislators, committees,
or caucuses of the Maryland General Assembly. Juniors and
seniors presently enrolled in a Maryland college or university
are eligible to apply. Students should have a minimum 3.0
cumulative average and proof of competency in college
composition. Many of the interns are political science majors;
however, students working toward degrees in other areas who are
interested in learning firsthand about the process of State
government are encouraged to apply.
Academic credits granted to interns by their colleges and universities range
from three to 16, depending on the number of days per week the interns work in
Annapolis and on the amount of additional academic work that is required by the
sponsoring professors. (At Salisbury University, 12 credit hours are the
maximum number of hours offered.)
The type of work assigned to interns is mainly legislative, although some
duties are clerical in nature. Legislative responsibilities may include
conducting research; drafting correspondence; preparing, recording, and
reporting testimony; contacting witnesses; attending committee hearings;
tracking bills; working on mailings; handling constituent problems; and writing
newsletters. Each intern is awarded a stipend to help defray the costs of
participating in the program. The total session stipend varies, depending on the
number of days per week the intern works in Annapolis.
$600 per session = 2 days per week
$700 per session = 2.5 to 3 days per week
$1000 per session = 4 to 5 days per week
To apply, contact Dr. Adam Hoffman ("email@example.com"),
Department of Political Science, 274 Fulton Hall or PACE, 305 West College Ave.
This is a spring semester internship only. Interested students should contact
Dr. Hoffman no later than the second week of classes in the fall semester.
Applications must be received by Dr. Hoffman no later than
October 31 of the Fall Semester.
The on-site Maryland General Assembly Intern Coordinator is
Peggy Schmeltzer ("firstname.lastname@example.org").