College and university students could have an opportunity to intern with the Governor's Office this summer.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced this week that college students can now apply for the Governor's Office Internship Program that is designed for students to learn more about government operations.
According to the governor's website, interns are given assignments and special projects in their areas of interest, and interns are also provided opportunities to observe daily activities of the governor.
Students can intern for the appointments, communications or policy offices. Internships are also offered in the Governor's Office of Education and Workforce Transformation and in the governor's cabinet agencies.
The deadline to apply for an internship is Sunday, March 15. Internships are divided into two, six-week sessions — May 11-June 19 and June 22-July 31. Interns work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and have completed one semester at a university or college. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply.
In addition to gaining valuable hands-on experience, interns get to visit a number of sites and attend public events attended by the governor.
The internship is unpaid, but students may inquire about getting academic credit for the internship at their college or university.
Housing is not provided for interns; however, Auburn University accepts housing requests for interns to stay at the university's dorms for a fee.
In addition to internships with the Governor's Office, law internships are also offered through the State of Alabama. Information can be obtained about those internships by calling 334-242-7120.
Further information about the Governor's Office Internship Program can be found by visiting https://governor.alabama.gov/administration/internship-program/.