The Massachusetts Legislature enacted a $56.2 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24).The FY24 budget sent to Governor Healey provides for historic levels of investment in education, housing, regional transportation, health care, workforce development, and more, as part of a broad strategy to grow our state’s economy and make Massachusetts more affordable, inclusive, and competitive.
State Rep. Ken Gordon is accepting applications for college level internships in his office during this summer. Internships at the State House are unpaid. Any college student is welcome to apply. Applicants with a connection to the Rep. Gordon’s district, (Bedford, Burlington, or Lexington) will be given preference.
While each internship is unique and largely reflects the interests of the intern, the following provides a broad outline of the program:
Summer internships run from mid-June to the first week of August
Summer interns have the opportunity to attend daily briefings given by Massachusetts political, non-profit, and business leaders and network with other student interns and staff
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assisting staff in legislative matters:
Drafting letters of support for bills the Rep. has co-sponsored
Attending legislative briefings and hearings
Executing a long-term research project:
Interns will select a policy area of interest to research. The project summarizes a problem, explores possible policy solutions (including other states’ solutions or international solutions) and proposes a solution for Massachusetts. Meaningful final projects are between 6-10 written pages or an equivalent presentation. Past examples include work on driverless cars, water permitting, transportation within the Rep’s district, health programs in prisons, and the opioid crisis.
Interns will meet with Representative Gordon on a weekly basis to discuss their project
Internships are expected to run in person, however, this is subject to change pending further guidance. Interested applicants should submit the following to [email protected] by April 28th, 2023
A cover letter detailing interest in an internship at the State House
A 2 – 4 page writing sample
If you have any questions, please call 617-722-2240 or send an email to [email protected]
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