Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17

Senator Cheryl Kagan is seeking interns for the 2020 Legislative Session (January-April). 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 in either Annapolis or in the District; 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; drafting correspondence; preparing, recording, and reporting testimony; contacting witnesses; attending committee hearings and briefings; and responding to constituent inquiries.

Interns should have their own transportation to and from Annapolis. Free parking is provided at Navy Stadium.

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: (sending these two documents together in one PDF is much preferred). Please note “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!

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