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The West Virginia Legislature was established by the West Virginia Constitution as the lawmaking branch of state government.

Our Legislature is comprised of 100 delegates and 34 senators elected to represent the voice of their constituents. These legislators meet in formal session for 60 days each year. Bills which affect you, and affect every citizen of the state, are researched, drafted, discussed, changed, debated and voted upon during these 60 days.

This surge of activity, the incoming tide of information and increased numbers of citizens participating in the lawmaking process necessitate the hiring of additional staff to assist lawmakers in their public service. If you want to help shape West Virginia’s future, here’s your chance to work one-on-one with state leaders.

Student interns enhance their education while making valuable contacts for future job opportunities, and often get ahead of competitors for choice positions. Former interns have gone on to obtain jobs within the Legislature, state agencies and private organizations following the completion of their internships.

A way to enhance you education - a chance to work with state leaders–an opportunity perhaps to land a fantastic job after graduation - it’s all right here, with the West Virginia Legislature.


McManus Fellowship
Walter Rollins Scholars & Robert W. Burk Jr. Interns
Judith A. Herndon Fellowship
Frasure-Singleton Internship
Legislative Information Journalism Internship


Legislative Internships Forge Connections, Build Experiences
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