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Governor's Internship Program

Join our team and help build a better Oregon!
The Oregon Governor's Office Internship Program offers a variety of opportunities for students to gain professional experience in a dynamic environment at the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain a unique glimpse into the inner workings of state government, and to gain an understanding of the value of public service.
As an intern you will receive exposure to the day-to-day operations in the Governor's Constituent Affairs Office, and will be working directly with Oregon’s constituents. While here, you will be gathering opinions, assessing concerns, and acting as a resource agent for those seeking assistance from State and other agencies. You will gain insight into the issues which are important to Oregonians, and assist staff toward developing and maintaining an efficient operations model.
If you are passionate about public service, are looking to volunteer your time toward enriching your education, and are available to work from our Salem office, we want to hear from you.

​​​To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:

Intern Coordinator
Office of Governor Kitzhaber
You will be contacted via the email address included on your resume.

Minimum Qualifications
  • -Be a current undergraduate student, age 18 and older
  • -Ability to dedicate a minimum of eight hours per week during school, or 16 hours per week during summer break.
  • -Have reliable transportation.
  • -Have strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Application Instructions
  • -Submit a resume and cover letter. Your letter should describe your interest in public service, and current educational goals.
  • -Provide at least two professional references along with your resume. References can be school staff, previous employers, or other adults who are not related to you, and who can speak to your character.
Application Deadlines
Application Deadline
Nov. 9, 2014
Feb. 13, 2015
April 10, 2015
*Internship Start Date
Sept. 29, 2014
Jan. 5, 2015
March 30, 2015
June 15, 2015
*Internship End Date
Dec. 12, 2014
March 20, 2015
June 12, 2015
Sept. 25, 2015
*Dates based on a quarterly academic calendar. Start and end dates will vary based upon individual interns' academic schedule.

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