2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Washington State Legislative Internships


Winter 2012 quarter

Cheri Lucas-Jennings law and public policy, environmental law
Fields of Study
American studies, Native American studies, business and management, communications, community studies, cultural studies, field studies, gender and women's studies, government, law and government policy, law and public policy, leadership studies, philosophy, political science, sociology and sustainability studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
American government; legislative offices; state agencies; non-profit organizations; federal or regional campaigns; media and public relations; lobbying; community/planning/development.
a range of lower division undergraduate curriculum in any of a wide number and broad array of fields. Proficiency with reading and writing, willingness to work in teams, readiness for independent work, interest in political organizations and policy.  No specific training or interest in political science or American Government is required.

This program will explore the broad conditions that shape legislation; it will examine models, evidence and debates about the sources, causal connections and impacts of evolving systems of law, regulation, governance and a broad array of community and political responses to wicked social dilemmas facing our state. Students apply to become interns for the 2012 Washington State Legislative session in the fall. Those who are selected work a regular, full week with the legislative office they are assigned to in the winter. Evergreen students also participate in a bi-weekly Seminar with focus on select readings and themes. Journal writings in response to these readings, discussion and experience in the 2012 session are a critically important feature.  

This is an upper division internship with a possible 16 credits to be earned, when combined with academic reflection and analysis on your work in the legislature. To receive full credit, each student intern will write about the challenges, learning and implications of this work. Students will also be making public presentations about their learning at the end of the session and participate in workshops with larger intern groups from throughout the state. Focused writings submitted to the faculty sponsor on a regular basis will be reflective, analytic and make use of appropriate legislative data bases and all relevant references. Students will develop and submit a portfolio of all materials related to their work as legislative interns and receive evaluation both from their campus sponsor and a legislative supervisor at the capitol. 

Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Off Campus Location
John A. Cherberg Building, room B 22 A conference room next to the House of Representatives appointed interns group
Internship Required
This is an applied internship experience to be engaged at the state capitol.
May be offered again in
Winter/Spring 2012-2013.
Offered During
Day and Evening

Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 21st, 2011 Class standing corrected to Jr-Sr.
March 16th, 2011 New opportunity added.