Every spring, approximately 35 students from Georgia's public and private universities and colleges gain first-hand experience in the lawmaking process through the Georgia Legislative Internship Program (GLIP), a program coordinated by the Georgia General Assembly. UGA students interested in applying should carefully follow the application instructions.
There is an on-campus pre-application process required for University of Georgia students. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government assists in the selection of UGA students for participation in the GLIP. Before applying, UGA students should note the eligibility requirements below. UGA students may also contact the Institute of Government by email for more information. Students applying in the spring of 2020 are applying for placement as interns for the 2021 Legislative Session.
participate in the legislative process with a full-time internship in a standing committee of the Georgia General Assembly
research bills or issues before the General Assembly, work with a legislative committee, monitor the progress of legislation and perform other duties as assigned by your committee
learn about the inner workings of state government
make contacts for a future career in public service
receive 4–12 hours of pre-approved internship credit from the School of Public and International Affairs
must be a resident of the state of Georgia
must be enrolled as an undergraduate at UGA and have junior or senior status at the time of the internship
prior to beginning the internship, must take one of two prerequisite courses:
Legislative Process (POLS 4600)
Southern Politics (POLS 4660).
Note: If selected as a GLIP participant, you are guaranteed a slot in the fall semester POLS 4660 Southern Politics course with Professor Charles Bullock.