The Oklahoma House of Representatives Internship Program provides an opportunity
to be an active participant in the legislative process of our state. House interns
will work closely either with professional, non partisan staff or state representatives
and will be part of a governing body that produces laws and shapes public policy
for the State of Oklahoma.
The best time to participate in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Internship
Program is in the spring semester, during the regular legislative session. Applications
should be submitted by last Friday in December for the following spring. This allows staff enough
time to review an applicant's capabilities and interests before making placement, based on availability.
The internship is open to students enrolled for credit through an educational institution.
The institution will provide all academic requirements and determine all final grades.
The House provides a meaningful and intellectually stimulating work experience.
The hours are flexible, based upon the academic requirements, but must be regular.
Prospective interns are placed with legislators or staff according to the interests
and goals of each individual applicant. By identifying an intern's interests and
goals we hope to ensure that the educational needs of the student are effectively
met and accommodate the practical needs of individual legislators and staff offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
Aside from being able to use their knowledge and talents in a professional setting,
Oklahoma House of Representatives interns are given the opportunity to acquire new
skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the political process.
Throughout the course of an internship, participants are asked to handle a wide
variety of duties essential to the legislative process and designed to provide them
with a valuable educational experience. Some of these responsibilities include:
- Conducting research on specific issues
- Monitoring and reporting on committee meetings for legislators
- Researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries
- Summarizing reports or bills
- Assisting with mail and telephone contacts
The experience and knowledge acquired during the state legislative session can be
a great asset and may lead to exciting career opportunities.
The following documents are required to be completed and signed if you are interested
in an Internship.
All Publications are in Adobe Acrobat .PDF Format
For further information, or if you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Jennifer Shockley, Human Resources Manager
112 State Capitol Building
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4885
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