Maddy Institute accepting applications for Legislative Intern Scholar Program

October 31, 2019 /

The Maddy Institute is accepting applications from students for the Legislative Intern Scholar Program for the Spring/Summer of 2020.

Students from the regional university, including California State University, Bakersfield, Fresno State, Stanislaus State and UC Merced, will be selected as Legislative Scholar-Interns and will be placed on assignments in government offices throughout the Valley and in Sacramento and Washington D.C.

The Maddy Scholar Intern Program’s goal is to prepare the next generation of political, governmental, business, non-profit leaders for the San Joaquin Valley through internship opportunities in local, state and federal government offices, a news release says.

The program helps students develop leadership skills, while gaining knowledge of the day-to-day operations of government and the political process. Interns receive academic credit and a stipend.

Examples of placements include the U.S. Senate and Congressional offices, California Assembly and Senate offices and the Governor’s Office. Students are selected based on their academic standing to elevate citizen participation and government performance at all levels through leadership training for public service.

Those interested in applying must submit an application by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. The application can be emailed to, faxed to (559)278-1167, or delivered or mailed to Maria Jeans, 4910 N. Chestnut Ave. OF 43, Fresno, CA 93726.

Applications must include:

  1. Completed Application
  2. A current resume
  3. Personal Statement: No longer than one page with your name on the document.   Write a short biographical sketch. How would the legislative office benefit from having you in the office?  What interest, experience, or background do you have in public policy or government affairs (school, work, volunteerism, etc.)?
  4. College Transcripts:  Copies are acceptable.  Your name must appear on the document.  Official transcripts indicating expected graduation date and degree will be required of all applicants selected for the program.

Students must have a 3.0 or higher overall GPA; must be at least a Junior in standing or be a graduate students in standing; must be able to work 3-5 hours per shift and at least 10 hours a week during the semester; and must be professional.

All applications are available at