Senator Cheryl Kagan is seeking interns for the Fall 2020 Semester (August-December). The internship, which may include a modest stipend, provides college/university students and professionals with the opportunity to gain experience and hone their skills in the Maryland General Assembly. In addition, college students who qualify may earn academic credits. The Senator is seeking interns who:
- Have superior writing skills;
- Have excellent attention to detail;
- Possess technology skills (Excel, Word, Google Docs, database management, data entry);
- Can work independently – and as a member of a team;
- Will dress appropriately for an office environment;
- Have the ability to work virtually; and
- Have the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise professional judgment.
Many interns are political science majors; however, students working toward degrees in other areas, or professionals who are interested in learning firsthand about the legislative process and State government are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities may include: conducting research; accompanying the Senator in the District (depending on the status of recommended public health and safety protocols); drafting correspondence; preparing, recording, and reporting testimony; contacting witnesses; attending committee hearings and briefings; taking notes on various online meetings; staying updated on Senator Kagan’s social media; and responding to constituent inquiries.
Because the majority of this internship will be held virtually, applicants should have their own laptop, phone, and consistent access to the Internet.
Academic credits may be available to interns by their colleges and universities. Additional academic work may be required by sponsoring professors. If you would like to receive academic credit, please contact your college or university intern coordinator, career counselor, or department dean.
To apply, please send a resume and comprehensive cover letter that indicates your availability and skills to: MarylandSenateJobs@gmail.com (sending these two documents together in one PDF is much preferred). Please note “Fall 2020 Internship” in the subject line.
If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone or email. Please be sure to proofread your letter and resume. Good luck!