ATTENTION – College Democrats

ATTENTION – College Democrats looking for opportunities to obtain in-depth knowledge about the legislative process can apply for internships at the state and federal level.

If you’re a college Democrat who wants to be involved, please apply! If you know a college Democrat who might be interested, please pass on the following information:

1) THE SOUTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The South Dakota Legislature is currently in search of 22 college students to serve as interns during the upcoming 2014 South Dakota Legislative Session. Interns provide the legislators with the assistance they need to survive the rigors of a hectic legislative session. While in Pierre, interns can observe the lawmaking process in action, learn about the many issues confronting the state, and earn valuable college credit all at the same time.

Application forms are available from your campus intern coordinator or from the Legislative Research Council (LRC). You can write to us at 500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-5070, call us at (605) 773-3251, or submit an application from our web site, http://legis.state.sd.us.

To apply, simply fill out the application form, and attach to it a copy of your college transcript. Send the application and your transcript to the LRC as soon as possible! Interviews will start Monday, October 28th

The application form asks you to submit the names of three references. Please have those three individuals submit letters on your behalf to the Legislative Research Council as soon as possible.

2) Spring Internship with Senator Tim Johnson

Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) is now accepting applications for spring internship positions in his Washington, D.C., Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen offices.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students to experience the United States Senate, Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C.,” Johnson said. “An internship in my Washington, D.C. office will provide students with a chance to serve South Dakota and gain first-hand knowledge of the federal government.”

The Washington, D.C. internship program matches interns’ interests to South Dakota and federal issues and provides an opportunity to experience a wide-range of office duties. Interns may attend hearings, research issues for projects, and work with the office administrative staff. Students may also apply to intern in the press shop for Johnson. Press interns mainly work on tracking media coverage, organizing clips, and writing releases.

Internships in Johnson’s state offices will provide students with in-depth knowledge of current issues affecting the state and the opportunity to work directly with South Dakotans. An intern in a state office will assist staff with special events, constituent casework, and administrative functions.

Johnson is Chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and a member of the following committees: Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; and Indian Affairs. In addition to these committees, Johnson also is involved in issue areas that include economic development, health care and education.

College sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates are encouraged to apply for Johnson’s spring internship program. College credits or a stipend are available. To apply for a state office internship, please call toll-free at 1-800-537-0025. To apply for a Washington, D.C. internship, interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to:

Legislative Internship                                                           Press Internship

Senator Tim Johnson                                                               Senator Tim Johnson

Attn: Ryan Stee, Intern Coordinator                                      Attn: Chris Kelly, Press Intern Coordinator

136 Hart Senate Office Building                                            136 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510                                                        Washington, D.C. 20510

By Email to: intern_coordinator@johnson.senate.gov           By Email to: chris_kelly@johnson.senate.gov

PS: Want to be involved with Democrats in South Dakota but can’t do one of the two internships? Let us know that you’re interested in being part of the team, and we’ll reach out to let you know how.

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