Governor’s Office Internship Program

  • Interns in the Governor’s Office gain a unique perspective on the legislative process. The Governor plays a critical role in the creation of laws and is responsible for the execution of laws passed by the Legislature. The Governor’s staff rely on the interns’ work throughout the legislative session for both analytical and policy decisions. Interns have the opportunity to attend meetings with the Governor’s senior staff, policy advisors and members of the Legislature. At the Governor’s Office, the interns become a part of the team and gain an insight into the legislative process that is incomparable to anywhere else.

What is different about being an intern in the Governor’s Office?

  • Only a handful of interns are selected to work in the Governor’s Office, while approximately 50 are selected for the Legislature, making for a more personalized learning experience.
  • Interns in the Governor’s Office gain an overall perspective of the legislative process and attend weekly meetings with the Governor’s staff, at which they are encouraged to participate and provide any insight they may have gained during the week at the Legislature.
  • Gubernatorial interns are able to witness the Governor and her policy advisors weigh the merits and consequences of legislation as it reaches the Executive Office.
  • Internship opportunities exist in various departments in the Governor’s Office including Legislative Affairs, Boards & Commissions, Constituent Services and the Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting.
  • Eligibility and Description

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have at least 75 hours completed before the start of the internship at one of Arizona’s three universities.
  • The internship is 18 weeks long and begins the second week in January.
  • Interns receive a stipend of $4,700, a tuition waiver and earn 12 hours of undergraduate credit or 9 hours of graduate credit upon completion of the internship.
  • Moving expenses may be reimbursed for up to $500.
  • Disclaimers

  • Interns will be allowed no time off during session. This includes days such as holidays and spring break.
  • Legislative Affairs Interns are unable to take other coursework during the spring semester.
  • Applications

    • The application deadline for the 2014 Legislative Session has passed.