Legislative Internships

Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Legislative Internship

The Colorado House Democrats Internship Program provides an opportunity to be an active participant in the legislative process of our state. House interns will work closely with state representatives and legislative aides as part of a governing body that produces laws and shapes public policy for the State of Colorado.

Aside from being able to use their knowledge and talents in a professional setting, interns working in the Colorado House are given the opportunity to acquire new skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the political process. The experience and knowledge acquired during the state legislative session can be a great asset and can lead to exciting career opportunities.

Responsibilities

Throughout the course of the internship, participants will be asked to handle a wide variety of duties essential to the legislative process. Some of these responsibilities could include:

  • Assisting with outreach efforts
  • Conducting research on specific issues or legislation
  • Monitoring and reporting on committee meetings for legislators and staff
  • Summarizing reports or bills
  • Researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries
  • Assisting with e-mail, mail and telephone contacts
  • Other administrative work such as data entry, filings, preparing mailings, etc.

Requirements

Legislative interns must be able to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment and work well without direct supervision. Applicants should have strong organizational, research, and communication skills and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Credit/Compensation

Interns are unpaid volunteers. However, if an intern is a student, they may be eligible to earn academic credit for their participation by making arrangements through their advisors and professors and if their respective colleges or universities allow for such credit. Interns are not required to be students.

Please send resumes and cover letters to co.legislative.intern@gmail.com. No phone calls please.