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Internships

The Office of the Vermont Senate President Pro Tempore is now accepting applications for a paid intern for the remainder of the 2022 Legislative Session. Through our intern program we seek to elevate the experience and leadership of young people from communities that have been historically left out of the political process.

We believe that policymaking and governance is improved by the perspective of diverse identities and experiences and that we need more diverse representation at all levels of Vermont’s political system. We also recognize that political internships and the networking they provide are often a stepping stone to political leadership down the road, and that these opportunities have historically been available only to those with existing connections, and/or with the means to pursue an unpaid internship opportunity. In recognition of this, all intern positions through the program are paid.

Responsibilities include: constituent correspondence, legislative and policy research, communications work, bill tracking, maintenance of the office website, and general administrative tasks.  

Applicants must have: excellent communication and writing skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, research experience, reliable access to internet and video conferencing technology, and the potential for reliable transportation to and from the State House in Montpelier. 

Commitment:

  • Mid-February 2022 and will continue through the legislative session (mid-May).

  • 10-20 hrs a week

  • 2-3 hrs/day 

  • Flexibility for both Montpelier/Statehouse-based work and remote work

  • $15-16/hr

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and availability to Carolyn Wesley at cwesley@leg.state.vt.us ASAP. No later than Friday, February, 18th.

While any Vermont-based student is welcome to apply for the position, we are particularly seeking applicants who are

  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

  • First generation college students and low-income

  • LGBTQIA +

  • First generation & immigrant

  • People with disabilities

If any of these describe you, feel free to mention it in your cover letter.