Utah State Legislature Intern Program
The Utah State Legislature offers approximately 90 full-time internship positions each general session. Students from the University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, and Brigham Young University apply through their respective political science departments each fall. Those selected to participate in the intern program are employed by the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel and are assigned to one or more legislators during the 45-day general session.
Legislative interns experience
responsibilities that vary in scope and demand. Legislators may require their
interns to write speeches, interact with constituents, attend committee meetings,
track legislation, interact with government agencies, compose correspondence,
research public policy issues, and perform other legislative-related duties.
Interns observe firsthand the process of lawmaking while providing much-needed
assistance in helping the legislative session run smoothly and efficiently.
Therefore, it is imperative that interns learn how to narrow their focus and
how to use the Utah State Legislature Web site and other available online research
For more information about the intern program, please contact:
Nathan W. Brady, Intern Coordinator
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
House Building, Suite W210
State Capitol Complex
Salt Lake City, UT 84114