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Summer Internship Program – District Office
Mar.27.2012 - Apr.13.2012 


The 44th Assembly District Office Internship Program offers high school and college students a unique opportunity to participate in and experience the work of a State Assembly office. The program exposes students to district office operations and the grass roots activities of a legislator's work. These experiences include working with constituents, conducting community outreach efforts, exposure to community organizations, database upkeep, and general office work, among other activities. Internships are available to part-time or full-time students 16 years of age or older.

Many legislators and senior policy staff began their careers by interning in a district office. It is an invaluable way to gain a true understanding of California's democratic process, as well as an excellent opportunity to make important contacts while serving the community.

Interns will gain valuable education and work experience by fully participating in all agreed-upon hours of work. All internship work is voluntary and students will not receive any monetary compensation. Interns will be assigned a minimum of two 4 hour shifts per week; additional shifts may be assigned, dependent on number of applicants accepted into the program.

If you are interested in participating in the 44th Assembly District Office Internship Program, complete an application and submit it with the required 500-words or less essay to: Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino, Attn: Julianne Hines, 215 N. Marengo Avenue, Suite 115, Pasadena, CA 91101 or Fax: (626) 577-2868 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Summer Internship Program will run from approximately June 18, 2012 through August 17, 2012, dependent on individual school calendars.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by April 13th, as positions fill quickly. Most notifications of acceptance into the program should be disseminated by the beginning of May 2012. If you have any questions, please call (626) 577-9944. Thank you for your interest in this very unique opportunity to serve your community.

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