The Governor's Office offers a variety of opportunities for community members to volunteer in a dynamic environment at the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon. This is an opportunity to gain a unique glimpse of state government, and to gain an understanding of the value of public service.

Current Openings

The Office of Governor Kate Brown is seeking a dedicated and motivated Communications Intern.

This position will provide technical assistance to the Communications Team, with wide exposure to communications strategy, digital content origination, social media, strategic event planning and partnership outreach. An internship with the Office of Governor Kate Brown is a great way to gain experience in public service and to learn more about various policy issues.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and communications skills; strong research abilities, as well as an aptitude for creative thinking. She/He should be able to work independently, learn quickly and have a positive, can-do attitude. Some familiarity with government and issues in Oregon politics is a plus. This internship will support the Governor’s Communications Office in various capacities and provide opportunities to develop and learn skills and experience in strategic communications, messaging development, and social media strategy.

The position is based in Salem, at the Office of the Governor. The required amount of work hours per week is flexible, with a start date in January 2018.
Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to Natalie King at .

Office of Constituent Services

The Governor’s Office of Constituent Services serves as the first point of contact between the public and the Governor's Office. As an intern you will receive exposure to the day-to-day operations of the office and will be working directly with Oregon constituents. The office responds on behalf of the Governor to telephone requests, opinion calls and comments, assessing concerns, and acting as a resource agent for those seeking assistance from State and other agencies. As an intern in this office, you will gain insight rare into the issues which are important to Oregonians.

Candidate Criteria

Candidates for Office of Constituent Services should have a customer service approach to work and be able to handle high stress situations. Though not for the shy, this is a great office for gaining a hands-on education in how state government works.
Ideal candidate qualities include: excellent writing and communication skills, computer and telephone skills, an ability to multitask, an interest in state government and knowledge of various state agencies, high levels of energy and enthusiasm, quick thinking and reacting in the moment, and an ability to anticipate new situations and learn from new experiences.  Candidates for Office of Constituent Services should have a customer service approach to work and be able to handle high stress situations.​


Minimum Requirements


• 18 or Older

• Commitment to consistent weekly hours based on individual schedules (minimum 8 hrs/week)

• Six month minimum time commitment

• Interest in public service

• Reliable transportation