Washburn University State and Local Internships

  • Courses:  PO 307/PO 309/HN 202     
  • Some internships paid ($1000-$3000)
  • legislative internships include travel reimbursement (up to $600) 

Types of internships possible:

PO 309/HN 202 – Kansas Legislative Experience:   Intern 12 days or 96 hours in legislature; Travel reimbursement up to $600
Be matched or request a legislator

PO 307 – Clyde Hill Leadership Intern: Intern on regular schedule (15-20 hrs week) in offices of Republican or Democratic House or Senate Leadership
Pay: $1000 to $3000 (depending on office)

PO 307/HN 202 – Topeka Mayor’s Office: Intern on regular schedule (15-20 hrs week) in office of Topeka Mayor
Pay: $1500-$2000 depending on hours

Classes that put you under the Capitol Dome

  • No pre-requisites and all majors welcome
  • Be matched with a State Senator or House Member for the legislative session, January-April
  • Rather than meet for class at assigned time, you will work out your schedule with your legislator.

Questions? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the internship.

APPLYING:  Click here for application

Send completed application to Dr. Bob Beatty  OR pick up application forms in Political Science office (Henderson 215) or call 670-1737 for more info.

DEADLINE:  Applications due back to Dr. Beatty or Political Science office by the second Friday in October.