Academic Programs

Internship Fieldwork Option

Work with a Senator or Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature

The American Legislative Practice: Internship Option matches second-year and third-year students with Senators and Representatives at the Massachusetts State House.
Interns may:

  • draft legislation
  • evaluate testimony
  • participate in planning meetings with legislators and staff
  • research questions of law and fact for proposed legislation
  • observe legislative strategy sessions and negotiations
  • attend floor debates and committee meetings

2012-2013 Internship Placements

  • Sen. Stanley Rosenburg (Majority Leader)
  • Sen. Karen Spilka (Assistant Majority Leader)
  • Sen. James Welch (Health Care Financing Committee Chair)
  • Sen. Cynthia Creem (Post Audit and Oversight Committee Chair)
  • Sen. Katherine Clark (Judiciary Committee Chair)
  • Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (Public Health Committee Chair)
  • Rep. Jay R. Kaufman (Revenue Committe Chair)