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Intern in the Governor's Office

The Governor's Office has unique internship programs for students currently enrolled in college and graduate school. Interns gain hands-on learning experience in the Office of the Governor. Ideal applicants will be innovative, forward-thinking individuals who are committed to public service, and want to develop their leadership and public policy skills in a dynamic environment.

Interns can apply for one of the following areas: Communications, Constituent Services, and the Office of General Counsel.

Current Openings

Constituent Services

Strategic Communications Fellowship

The Strategic Communications Fellows spend approximately three months directly engaged in strategic communications as a member of the Governor’s Communications team. This is an off-campus job at the state capitol working in the Governor's Office.

The Governor’s communications team is essential to advancing the Governor’s policy agenda, developing and executing a variety of strategies to engage Oregonians. Communications staff work in close consultation with one another and policy and legislative staff, and stakeholder groups, as part of regular interactions with local, national, and international media.

Duties of the Communications Fellows may include developing written and visual message content and talking points in accordance with the Governor’s communications plan, strategic plan, and message calendar; issue and policy research; developing and executing public events and appearances and accompanying the Governor to such events; and participating in weekly policy staff meetings, press briefings and prep sessions with the Governor and other members of the communications team.

The next application window will open in May 2022.