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  • Arizona State Legislature Internship Opportunities

  • ELIGIBILITYApplicants must be candidates for a Bachelors or Masters degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application.

    Candidates for a Bachelors degree must have earned at least 75 hours at the end of the fall semester.

  • FOR DECEMBER GRADUATESEnroll in Graduate College as a non degree seeking student

    Pay enrollment fee

    Receive 9 graduate credits

    All academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

  • PROGRAM OVERVIEWUpon successful completion of the Internship, Interns receive:$4,200 stipend (biweekly paycheck)Regular tuition/University fee waiver However, students are responsible for personal fees or charges (e.g., Honors/Graduate College, bookstore charges or parking tickets). 12 units of academic credit are earned by undergraduate students and 9 hours of graduate credit Students from outside Maricopa County are eligible toApply for reimbursement of qualified relocation expenses.

  • INTERN RESPONSIBILITIESThe internship will require at least 40 hours per week at the State Capitol in Phoenix.

    Early and late night meeting often occur and your attendance will be required.

    There are no semester breaks and no time off given during the session.

    Due to the workload and placement it will be impossible to take classes during the Spring semester.

  • LEGISLATIVE SESSIONThe Legislative Internship Program is offered during the spring semester.

    Orientation begins Monday, January 7, 2013

    Internship ends on Friday, May 10 , 2013

  • APPLICATION PROCESSTo complete or download the online application go must be typedMust include:An unofficial transcript current university and each institution if more than 6 credits were awarded.

    A personal statement 300 words or less

    Two current academic or professional letters of recommendation. Do not include letters from family members or friends.

    If applying to the Governors Office and/or the Supreme Court, a current resume is required.


    You must submit your completed application in person and schedule an interview appointment with Isabel Contreras or Cherie McCollum Parks, in the Douglass, Building 200W.

    Application due on or before September 28, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

  • INITIAL INTERVIEWS AT THE UofAUA Interview October 10, 11, 12

    All interviews will be 15 minutes, between 8am and 5pm

    You will be interviewed by a panel of 10-15 people, representing the House, Senate, Governors Office, State Court, and the University of Arizona.

  • INTERVIEWS at STATE CAPITOLOctober 29, 30, and November 1, 2

  • MANDATORY LUNCHEONDecember 6th reading day Complete paperwork for tuition/fee wavier and credits

  • REGISTRATION Since priority registration comes before you learn whether you are accepted for the internship, you will already have a class schedule for spring.

    Isabel or Cherie will drop your classes and register you for the proper internship credits.

    Isabel and Cherie will work with Financial Aid/Bursars Office to have all tuition and fee waivers processed.

  • GRADINGYou are responsible for understanding the implications of accepting the internship on your progress toward graduation

    You are responsible for determining which departments will accept Legislative Internship credits and provide Isabel or Cherie with the information

  • GRADINGGrade for the Legislative Internship will be based on the extended pass-fail version of alternative grading

    The only grades available are the special grades of S, P, F. Grades of S (superior), P (pass), and F (fail) are not included in the calculation of the GPA, nor do they count toward meeting the criteria for deans list, honorable mention, or academic distinction.

    Failure to complete the internship for any reason may affect the amount of the stipend you receive and may result in a failing grade and/or no class credit.

  • GRADINGGrades are based on several factors (which will be discussed in greater detail during the intern orientation sessions in Phoenix for those selected).Level of participation and attendanceQuality of performance, as determined by your supervisor reported in mid-term and final performance assessmentsTerm paper, with content and structure defined by department assigning the final grade for credit

  • FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP INFORMANTIONThe Legislative Intern Tuition Award cannot be combined with any tuition award including:Wildcat Excellence Tuition AwardNational Merit Finalist Tuition AwardNational Scholar Tuition AwardRegents High Honors (AIMS) Tuition Award AZ Excellence Tuition Award All Arizona Academic Team Tuition Award

  • FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP INFORMANTIONStudents offered any of the aforementioned awards: Will receive the higher dollar amount award offer Foregone award cannot be deferred for future semesters

    A student is limited to 8 total semesters of all undergraduate tuition awards at UA.

  • FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP INFORMANTIONThe Az Legislative Intern TuitionAward will be reduced if the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) is used (a faculty/staff benefit).

    The Legislative Intern Tuition Award cannot be combined with ROTC Tuition Awards and some departmental tuition awards depending on the type and the amount of the departmental award.

  • FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP INFORMANTIONThe Spring 2013 Az Legislative Intern TuitionAward will cover:

    *Depending on your confirmed Residency (determined by the Residency Classification Office), career, & # units of internship credit. ** This award does not cover Honors College differential or personal fees.

    Spring 2013 ChargeAmountResident UG Tuition*$4,557Non-Resident* UG Tuition*$12,655Mandatory Fees$467.79Program Differential Tuition**Depending upon college


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