State Government Internships

When the Georgia General Assembly is in session, University of Georgia students intern at the Georgia State Capitol. They participate in the legislative process and serve as aides to State Representatives and Senators.

These programs provide students with firsthand knowledge and experience in state government. The following UGA programs provide experiential learning opportunities for students to learn about how the state legislature functions and operates in Atlanta and in Athens:

Office of Government Relations State Session Internship

Each legislative session two University of Georgia students serve as interns for the Office of Government Relations. Selected students will advocate for UGA with state legislators, attend and report on committee hearings and assist with communications and events.

Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to network with state leaders and UGA alumni working in the state capitol. This internship is open to students only and provides a competitive stipend.

More Information: 2023 State Internship


706-542-8096 |

The Georgia Legislative Intern Program

The Georgia Legislative Intern Program (GLIP) provides college juniors and seniors the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of Georgia’s legislative process while working one-on-one with members of the General Assembly. Selected students will be placed in House or Senate offices where some of their duties may include legislative tracking, constituent services, media assistance, attendance at committee meetings and development of bill summaries, among other responsibilities. This is a paid, full-time program, open to students of all majors from all of Georgia’s public and private institutions. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government assists in selecting participants of the GLIP.

UGA Institute of Government

FACS Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program

The FACS Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program is a spring semester opportunity open to students with majors in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Fellows work with a state senator or representative during the Georgia General Assembly session at the Capitol in Atlanta. Mentorship, leadership, and career development are integrated components of the fellowship experience.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending committee meetings, responding to constituent concerns, media management, calendar scheduling, drafting legislator remarks, reports, and press releases, greeting guests, leading tours, and conducting legislative research.

Fellows also act as a guide during the college’s annual FACS Day at the Capitol in February. Selected students can earn up to 12 hours of course credit, satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement, and receive a $4,000 stipend.


FACS Student Success and Advising Center

CAES Georgia Legislative Internship

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee co-sponsor a 12-week legislative internship with the Senate Agriculture Committee.

The internship is open to juniors and seniors in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Governor’s Intern Program

The Governor’s Intern Program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through internships with state agencies and other offices in the Governor’s administration including Communications, Constituent Services, Government Affairs, Scheduling, Executive Board Appointments and Executive Counsel.

The application process is very competitive, and all eligible college juniors, seniors, graduate students, law students, and or anyone no more than one year past graduation are encouraged to apply.


Amelia Hawkins
678-708-1253 |

Governor’s Law Intern Program

The Governor’s Law Intern Program is 13 to 18-week internship in the Office of the Governor and is available to first- and second-year law students interested in learning about the inner workings of state government and politics.

Law interns will work together with staff members to develop and complete long-term projects and assignments and are offered a stipend.


Amelia Hawkins
678-708-1253 |

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