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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Legislative Internship

Washington State Capitol, Olympia, WA

Washington Legislative Policy Internship (PLSC 443)

The Washington State Legislature sponsors this program for Washington State college students. Interns spend Winter Quarter at the capitol in Olympia while the Legislature is in session and work under the supervision of the House and Senate Intern Coordinators. The internship begins the first day of the Legislative session in January and ends the last day of Winter Quarter. This internship provides excellent work experience and opportunities for undergraduates. These positions are competitive and applicants must interview with the State Intern Coordinators. For more information about the program you can visit the Washington State Legislature website:

Information about PLSC 443 is available in the Legislative Internship Handout.  Application packets are available in the Political Science Office (AH415).


For a short video introduction to the Legislative Internship Program, click here!  Or read about the 2016 legislative internship experience of WWU student John Boone here.


Political Science Faculty Sponsor:

Professor Todd Donovan
Political Science Department
Western Washington University
AH 418, 516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98226-9082S
Phone:  360-650-3018