Senator’s Fellowship

Program Information

The Senator Fellowship program offers Georgia Southern undergraduates legislative internship opportunities in Washington D.C. The program provides students with a well-rounded educational opportunity to complement their traditional classroom learning while also allowing them to immerse themselves into the unique political, intellectual and cultural atmosphere of the United States Senate.

Important Dates for Summer and Fall Internships:

  • Fall Internship Application Deadline – April 13
  • Spring Internship Application Deadline – September 15
  • Summer Internship Application Deadline – December 15

Job Duties:
The Senator Fellowship is an advanced internship experience working directly for the staff legislative or research assistants in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Johnny Isakson or David Perdue. This opportunity will assist in the collection and crafting of necessary information which impacts future legislation.

Benefits
  • The Senator Fellowship program provides the opportunity to work in United States Senate while making progress towards a Georgia Southern University degree. Home to many government, media, and cultural institutions, Washington D.C. offers unparalleled opportunities for career development and cultural enrichment.
  • The opportunity to be in Washington D.C. with a cohort from Georgia Southern University.
  • Support and resources designed to maximize your D.C. experience (e.g. preparation meetings, guidance from Georgia Southern alumni, tips for getting around D.C., visitor information).
Expectations
  • Professionalism (including dress, phone etiquette, understanding Legislative office environments, confidentiality).
  • Positively represent Georgia Southern University.
  • Attend preparation and follow up meetings (e.g. How to be Successful during your internship, Evaluation of the experience, sharing your experience with other students).
Eligibility
  • Participation is open to all majors.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Have completed 60 hours of credit prior to the semester you will be an intern.
  • Be 21 years of age or older prior to the semester you will be an intern.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Interest in current events and interning in the United States Senate.
  • Selection is comptetive based on academic standing and potential for leadership in politics and government as indicated by grades, work experiences, extracurricular activities, interests, and maturity. You will be asked to furnish transcripts, as well as references from people who have worked with you.
Application

Deadlines:

  • Spring Internship Application Deadline – September 29
  • Summer Internship Application Deadline – December 15
  • Fall Internship Application Deadline – April 13

Last updated: 2/13/2013

Legislative Internship Program • 912-478-5197 • legislativeinternpgm@georgiasouthern.edu