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The LegiSchool Project's Real World Civics Summer Internship

The LegiSchool Project's Real World Civics Summer Internship gives a select number of high school students the opportunity to experience state government first hand. Students gain not only practical skills from the internship, but are also exposed to all branches of state government. Students who are currently juniors or seniors are eligible to apply.

The five-week internship will provide interns with positive examples of public service, the political process, and state government in general. Interns will be mentored by Capital Fellows, graduate students working in legislative and executive branch offices. Assignments will include work experience in either the Senate or Assembly, and the Executive branch of state government.

A stipend of $350 will be provided upon successful completion of the internship.

Eligible students must attend high school in the greater Sacramento area and must have reliable transportation to and from the State Capitol during the entire internship.

2015 Internship Application

2015 postmark deadline has passed.

Internship Activities

Multi-Day Orientation

  • Who's who and what's what in the State Capitol
  • "Behind the scenes" tour of the Capitol

The Legislative Process

  • Attend committee hearings and floor sessions at the Capitol
  • Learn how lobbyists work to influence the legislative process

Job-Shadowing Two of the Following:

  • Capital Fellows in the State Senate or Assembly
  •         and
  • Capital Fellows in the Executive Branch

Court Camp:

  • A look into California's judicial system
  • Tour of the Sacramento County Courthouse
  • Meeting with a Sacramento Superior Court judge
  • Attendance at a trial

Policy Days

  • In-depth examinations of some of California's most pressing issues: education, healthcare, the environment, the budget process and more!

Last Day

  • Luncheon to honor interns

*Activities subject to change

"I have gained a complete understanding of both the state and local government through the program that no textbook could ever offer. Even for those not interested in pursuing an occupation in government, I would highly recommend the internship."
        Internship Participant

Click here to download the 2013 LegiSchool Intern PowerPoint Presentation.

Click here to download the 2012 LegiSchool Intern PowerPoint Presentation.

Click here to download the 2011 LegiSchool Intern Prezi Presentation.

Click here to download the 2010 LegiSchool Intern PowerPoint Presentation.

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