Frank J. Warnke Legislative Internship

The Frank J. Warnke legislative internship is an exciting opportunity for any PSE member interested in politics and the legislative process. This one-of-a-kind experience gives PSE members the opportunity to participate in the legislative process for five days at the state capitol in Olympia. Eligible PSE members are selected by the Legislative Council to participate as legislative interns.

Interns work closely with PSE’s government relations staff and gain valuable knowledge and experience of the work required to represent classified employees. This intensive week allows interns to research issues, attend committee hearings, meet with legislators, work with legislative staff, and participate in coalition meetings. (Bring comfortable shoes for those marble floors and be prepared for long, unpredictable days!).

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a PSE member in good standing (according to State Bylaws).
  • Must have current Dual Card on file.
  • Be able to stay in Olympia beginning on Sunday evening and concluding Friday morning (dates jointly determined by the intern and PSE’s government relations staff). The ability to take a week’s release time during Legislative Session must be arranged prior to applying. Specific dates do not need to be arranged.
  • Attend PSE’s Legislative Conference at the Hotel RL, Olympia (or indicate why you are unable).
  • Submit one recommendation from each of the following:
    (1) a coworker at your school district or institution;
    (2) your Zone Director or Legislative Council Member.
  • Complete the online intern application with attached references OR send the 2-page paper form and references to the address below by January 25, 2019:
    PSE Legislative Intern Program, PO Box 798, Auburn, WA 98071-0798

Room, meals, travel expenses, plus salary reimbursement to your employer are paid by PSE.

Contact Jennifer McMaster at 253.876.7424 or

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