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Oregon state government offers a variety of internship programs both paid and unpaid primarily for college and university students, however, opportunities do exist for high school students.  For additional information on the internship programs offered through various state agencies visit the web sites below.
 
 
 
Legislative Intern Program 
 
Interns assist legislative offices with their legislative activities and work functions. This program is designed to provide Oregon college and university students an opportunity to work and learn in a hands on legislative environment, learning leadership and administrative responsibilities as well as developing legislative process skills and experiences.
 
 
Office of the Governor
 
Interns serve with policy advisors and other staff members who are experts in the fields of Public Policy that affect the Office of the Governor and the State of Oregon. The office works with state, local, and federal governmental entities, as well as private and non-profit sector stakeholders to address an array of issues involving state government and the people of Oregon. The office serves to advise the Governor on the range of public policy issues and to work with the array of stakeholders to form partnerships in addressing these issues. This program is designed to provide young people with the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in state government.
 
 
Oregon Department of Education 
 
Interns may experience various functions, programs and divisions within the agency. The internships are designed to give students real work experience and the opportunity to observe and engage in a variety of roles within state government.


 
Oregon Department of Energy
 
Various opportunities are available year round for students to work on projects or conduct research on topics such as climate change, conservation services, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. 
 
Oregon Department of Forestry
 
Interns assist foresters in areas such as forest management, fire protection, forest engineering, forest inventory and monitoring, recreation management, forest interpretation, and forest education.

Resource Policy Internship (pdf)
 
 

Interns may experience various marketing, promotions and sponsorship functions, organizing and coordinating special events and fair programs and assist department managers within the agency.  The internships are designed to provide students an experience within state government, marketing and special events while furthering important efforts with the Oregon State Fair.

 
 
 
          Oregon State Library 
The Internship Program is designed to give students real work experience performing a project or task that the State Library identifies as necessary to achieve the mission and goals of the agency.  Students who are enrolled in Library school or a relevant college program are encouraged to inquire about our program by contacting the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Robin Speer at robin.d.speer@state.or.us or 503-378-5014.