PIERRE — The South Dakota Legislature is looking for 22 ambitious college or university students to serve as legislative interns for the 2020 legislative session. The internship positions are open to all college and university students; all majors are eligible. Applications for the intern positions must be filed with the Legislative Research Council by Oct. 11, 2019.

The Legislative Research Council’s internship program gives students an in-depth understanding of the government process as they provide assistance to the legislative branch of government. Interns work with the legislative leadership and assist legislators with bill briefs, constituent services, and other legislative tasks. Students will receive $4,750 in compensation for their services and may also receive college credits for their internship.

Additional information on the internship program including an application can be found on the Legislative Research Council’s website: https://sdlegislature.gov/Students/Intern/Default.aspx.

The 95th South Dakota Legislative Session runs from Jan. 14, 2020, to March 30, 2020, with a recess from March 13-27.

Students wanting more information should contact Amanda Marsh, Senior Research Analyst, or Sakura Rohleder, Fiscal Analyst, Legislative Research Council, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501; email LRC@sdlegislature.gov; or call (605) 773-3251.

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