PIERRE – The deadline for college or university students to apply to serve as legislative interns for the 2022 South Dakota legislative session has been extended to October 25, 2021.
The original deadline for students to submit internship applications to the Legislative Research Council was October 8. Due to renewed interest in the program, the deadline has been extended to give all interested students the opportunity to submit their application.
Twenty-two internship positions are available and students of all majors are welcome. Interns are needed to serve both parties, work with legislative leaders, assist legislators with constituent services and other legislative tasks, and participate in committee meetings as needed.
Students will receive $ 4,875 in compensation for their services and may also receive college credits for their internship. South Dakota’s 97th legislative session runs from January 11 to March 28, 2022, with a recess from March 11 to 27.
Candidate interns must provide an unofficial copy of their college transcript and two letters of recommendation with their application. Additional information about the internship program, including an application, is available on the Legislative Research Council website at https://sdlegislature.gov/Students/Intern. To complete the application, the student must register for a free MyLRC + account.
Interested students should contact Amanda Marsh, Senior Research Analyst, Legislative Research Council, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501; email [email protected]; or call (605) 773-3251.