Intern Leadership Program
The Governor’s Intern Leadership Program engages Maryland’s brightest students by integrating training from the classroom with practical and real-life work experience based on the students’ interests and abilities. This program is crafted to provide a unique, hands-on experience where students can develop rapport with their office of placement while gaining valuable understanding of state government.
Students seeking an internship must:
- Be enrolled in an associate, undergraduate, graduate, or law program
- Be in good academic standing
- Complete the hiring process listed below
Students who live in Maryland and/or are attending schools in Maryland and are receiving college credit are given priority consideration.
- Complete application and submit resume, personal statement and references (more below)
- Internship Coordinator will conduct phone interviews with students who apply
- The application material will be forwarded to the potential office that best fits the student’s interests and potential office pre-determined needs
- Conduct on-site interview if needed with office and student (this gives student opportunity to test drive commute and determine if travel time/modes are feasible)
- Verbal and/or written acceptance or denial of internship will be given to student by the Internship Coordinator
- If accepted, student will be given a contract to sign with a start date and weekly schedule/hours expected to work
TIMELINE FOR INTERNSHIP
- The program is year-round; it lasts 10 weeks during the summer and throughout the fall and/or spring semesters.
- Interns are expected to work at least 10 hours per week, though exceptions may be made when class schedules are involved.
- Once a month there may be an organized activity for the interns to attend as a group.
- Contact the Internship Coordinator for deadlines to apply.
The placement of interns depends on the individual student’s interests and the needs of the supervisors from the given offices listed.
Appointments: Organized in 1967 within the Office of the Governor, the Appointments Office assists the Governor in appointing over 600 statewide and local boards and commissions, judgeships, and cabinet positions. Tasks for an intern in this office may include: assisting in preparing appointment certificates for appointees; monitoring appointees’ compliance in taking the required oath; notifying appointees, appropriate agencies, and officials about appointments; contacting prospective candidates to fill out applications for appointment consideration; and assisting the office staff as needed.
Community Initiatives: The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives coordinates community and volunteer service activities across Maryland; develops and coordinates Governor Larry Hogan’s policy agenda affecting community programs and initiatives; and advises Governor Hogan on policies to enhance and improve the delivery of community and volunteer services.
Deputy Chiefs of Staff
Constituent Services Office: The Constituent Services Office receives and responds to the Governor’s mail, e-mail, and phone calls from constituents. Interns in this office may be asked to assist in drafting, editing, and sending correspondence to the public.
First Lady’s Office
Homeland Security Office
Office of Performance Improvement: Created by Executive Order on October 9, 2015, this office is the primary vehicle to improve the efficiency of Maryland agencies through transparency and accountability. This office evaluates agencies year-round; facilitates collaboration between agencies to improve performance; focuses on eliminating duplication, fraud, and waste by improving business processes throughout agencies; holds agencies accountable for implementing audit recommendations; and publishes information on the progress state agencies make in meeting their goals. Interns in this office assist with gathering and analyzing performance data, and contributing as needed with other tasks in the office.
Office for Children
Crime Control and Prevention
Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Public Affairs Office
Office of Minority Affairs
Lieutenant Governor’s Office
Secretary of State’s Office
Washington, D.C. Office
TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT
- Personal Statement
- 2 References
Via mail or e-mail to:
Internship Coordinator/Director of Executive Services
Maryland State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401