Utah Legislature





“I absolutely love the Hinckley Institute of Politics. I would definitely recommend any internship to any student in any major, but out of all three of my internships through the Hinckley, I thoroughly enjoyed my legislative internship at the Capitol the most. This internship has been the best experience in my college career. I’ve made many connections, friends, and have learned a lot about myself.”

-Leg. Hinckley Intern Michelle Doong



Spring 2014 Semester:

Sept. 20, 2013, 4:00 PM


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Hinckley Interns function as support staff to aid legislators during the Spring Semester of each year. An intern may be asked to track legislation, write speeches, attend committee meetings, research issues, and analyze bills. Hinckley Interns at the Utah state legislatures must adapt to a rigorous work schedule, take initiative in planning and organizing, and develop an effective working relationship with legislators. The Utah State Legislature Internship program offers students unparalleled access to the Utah legislative process. Interns serve as full-time assistants to legislators, lobbyists, and the media during the 45-day legislative session that begins on the fourth Monday in January. Legislative interns are not able to take other classes during this session due to a full-time work schedule. A scholarship of $2,400 is provided to each legislative intern. State legislative interns represent the University of Utah and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, and therefore, the highest conduct is expected.


State legislative interns will receive extensive training the two weeks preceding the start of the session. The sessions are designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for an effective internship. Jerry Howe of the Utah State Legislature Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel assists in the training.


Complete the electronic application. You will be required to upload:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter (explaining why you feel this experience will benefit your academic and career pursuits).
  • Writing Sample (4-5 pages from a research paper on any topic).

Submit the following hard copy documents to the Hinckley Institute office (OSH 253).

  • 2-4 Letters of Recommendation (with at least one coming from a professor and past employer).
  • Official University of Utah Transcript obtained from the Registrar’s Office (250 SSB).

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014 semester internships. Apply now.