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The LegiSchool Project's Real World Civics Summer Internship

Do you want to work in the State Capitol? Meet with elected officials and state leaders? Experience a court trial first-hand? If you answered yes, then this internship is for you!

The LegiSchool Project's Real World Civics Summer Internship gives a select number of high school students the opportunity to experience state government in action. During the summer, students learn about every branch of state government and develop practical and professional skills that will help you in college and beyond!

The internship is five-weeks and runs from June 22 - July 29. Students will be mentored by Capital Fellows, graduate students working in state government. A stipend of $350 will be provided upon successful completion of the internship.

For an insider's glimpse of what our internship is all about, check out our blog. Or, for more information please read our brochure.

The application deadline is April 8, 2016.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in the 2015-16 school year
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the Capitol during the entire internship
  • Be able to work every weekday, June 22 - July 29 (excluding the July 4 holiday)

Internship Activities*

Multi-Day Orientation

  • Learn the basics about state government
  • "Behind the scenes" tour of the Capitol
  • Ropes course at Sacramento State
  • Resume building workshop

The Legislative Process

  • Attend committee hearings and floor sessions at the Capitol
  • Learn how to read a legislative bill
  • Participate in a mock legislative hearing

The Executive Branch

  • Learn about California's most pressing issues
  • Meet top branch officials
  • Tour the California Highway Patrol training academy

The Judicial Branch:

  • Tour the Sacramento County Courthouse and Federal Courthouse
  • Meet with judges and attorneys
  • Attend a trial

*Activities subject to change

"I have gained a complete understanding of both the state and local government through the program that no textbook could ever offer. Even for those not interested in pursuing an occupation in government, I would highly recommend the internship."
        Internship Participant

Click here to view the experience of our 2015 interns

Click here to view the experience of our 2014 interns

Click here to view the experience of our 2013 interns

Click here to view the experience of our 2012 interns

Click here to view the experience of our 2011 interns

Click hereto view the experience of our 2010 interns

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