Internship

Asa Arkansas's Governor

Internship Information

The application period for the Arkansas Governor’s Intern Program is open. The deadline to apply for the Summer 2017 program is March 6, 2017.

This select group of young men and women from across the Natural State dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to the office of Governor. These committed citizens become a part of the Governor’s team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include but are not limited to researching a topic, managing incoming inquiries, attending legislative interim committee meetings, and writing memos.

While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a bi-weekly speaker series and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the Governor. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on serving others with a service project organized and fulfilled by interns and selected staff members.

All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline. Please read all of the following instructions and see Internship FAQs before starting your application.

Am I eligible to apply for a Governor’s Internship?
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution). Applicants need to have completed their freshman year of college.
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship. Graduate and law students are encouraged to apply.
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship.

What should I submit with my application?

  • Current resume
  • A minimum of two references or recommendations

How do I submit my application correctly?

  • All applications must be submitted online
  • All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

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Internship and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2017.

What are the dates of the internship? Monday, June 5th - Friday, July 28th

May I mail my application?
No. Only applications submitted via our website will be reviewed.

Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
Yes. To be eligible for the Governor’s Summer Intern Program you must be a United States citizen.

Is the Governor’s Summer Intern Program a Paid Position?
No. The Governor’s Summer Intern Program is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational institutions and other non-profit organizations to apply for assistance as needed.

Do you have to be in college to apply?
Yes. Current undergraduate students will need to have completed their first year in college to be eligible to apply. Graduate and law students are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

Is my political preference a deciding factor in applying for the Governor’s Summer Intern Program?
No. It is essential, however, that applicants are dedicated to the ideals and mission of the Governor’s Internship Program.

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