Lieutenant Governor’s Office Internship Program

LT. GOVERNOR’S OFFICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

It is our goal to give each intern ample opportunity to learn about the legislative process, contribute to the efforts of our office, and develop and sharpen the skills they will need as they prepare to enter the workforce.

We serve all Alabamians and work specifically in four areas – interns will have the opportunity to engage with and understand our involvement with each:

  • Military – Alabama Military Stability Commission
  • Workforce – Lt. Governor’s Commission on a 21st Century Workforce
  • Small Business – Alabama Small Business Commission
  • Aerospace – National Aerospace States Association

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICANTS

  1. Any student of an Alabama post-secondary institution that is interested in applying for the program can do so by completing the following steps:
    • Step 1: Prepare a cover letter, resumé, and a reference sheet.
      • Compile all three documents into a single .pdf file.
    • Step 2: Compose a brief email outlining your interest in the program, which semester you hope to participate in the program (Spring, Summer, Fall), and attach the .pdf file created in Step 1 above.
      • Use “Internship Program Application” as the subject line for the email.
    • Step 3: Send the email compiled in Step 2 to the following email address:
      • ltgov@ltgov.alabama.gov
    • Step 4: Expect to be contacted regarding your acceptance into the program within 14 days. If you have not been contacted within 14 days of your initial email please send a follow-up email to ltgov@ltgov.alabama.gov.
      • Use “Follow-up: Internship Program Application.” as the subject line for the email.
  2. The Internship Program is strictly voluntary; however, the experience is invaluable. Interns will get the opportunity to watch the legislative proceedings firsthand from the chamber gallery, attend committee meetings to watch discussion and debate of bills, and build invaluable relationships as they interact with legislators and elected officials from throughout the state.
  3. Some students must ensure their participation in the program aligns with the requirements of their college or university to receive credit hours towards their degree. Please make us aware of this requirement in your initial email so we can prepare the necessary documentation.
  4. Please ensure an emergency point of contact is provided to the Lt. Governor’s staff on the first day of the program.
  5. You are responsible for your own lodging and/or transportation, if applicable.
  6. Parking will be assigned on the first day of the program.
  7. Proper dress, according to each intern’s involvement, is expected. This will include an appropriate suit (slacks, dress shirt, jacket, and tie) as well as business casual attire (slacks/khakis and a dress shirt/polo shirt).
  8. You may be reached at 334-261-9591 when you are interning.

“Exposing students to career fields that matter is important to our state and our office  – we want to lead by example by giving students the opportunity to see the inner workings of the Alabama State House. “

– Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth