College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Legislative Internship - Application and Interview Process

Application Due Date

On-line application forms for the 2020 Legislative Internship Program will be available in Fall 20219 and the priority deadline is October 4, 2019; applications will be accepted through October 11, 2019.  To apply for the program, please review and follow the application guidelines found on the Washington State Legislature's website:

Political Science Department Review

The State application and its supporting documents are forwarded to the Political Science Department by the State Intern Coordinators. The application and its supporting documents remain on file in the department office.

State Intern Coordinators Review

The Washington State Legislature Applications are reviewed by the State Intern Coordinators and they will notify applicants that are selected to be interviewed.


Around the first week in November, applicants are interviewed either at Western or via Skype by the House and Senate Legislative Intern Coordinators who make the final selection. The interview consists of a personal interview and a writing exercise.


Applicants are notified of their status by the end of November by the Intern Coordinators.