Legislative Internship

Administrative Office of the Courts Legislative Internship

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) serves as staff to the Judicial Council of Georgia, working closely with its chairperson, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The AOC produces publications, reports, recommendations, and statistical studies to inform and benefit the judiciary and improve the administration of justice. The division of Governmental Affairs, of the AOC, works closely with the General Assembly and its committees to provide accurate information on the judicial branch.  It monitors court-related legislation that is moving through the General Assembly, educates legislators about issues of concern to the judiciary, and provides updates to judges and court staff on legislative matters.

Each year, the Administrative Office of the Courts recruits college students and recent graduates to serve as full-time Legislative Interns to support the Government Affairs staff during the Georgia General Assembly Legislative Session.  Interns receive first-hand experience with the legislative process.  Governmental Affairs’ interns are introduced to the Judicial Branch and its functions, issues, and needs. Interns will assist the Governmental Affairs staff with monitoring and tracking legislation that affects the Judicial Branch, and with the daily operations of the Governmental Affairs department. This includes attending assigned committee meetings, taking notes, and reporting the information to the AOC staff and judges. Along with monitoring and tracking legislation, interns may also be asked to do research on certain bills and/or issues; including web-based research and reports. Analysis of legislative bills, background information on certain issues, and compilation of reports may be assigned to interns depending on his/her expertise.

Essential Duties:
•Tracking Legislation
•Attending Committee Meetings
•Attending House and Senate Sessions
•Daily and Weekly Legislative Newsletter
•Website updates

Qualifications and Skills
• College junior, senior, graduate students or recent graduate;
• A strong interest in political science, law, public policy or interest in state government
• Excellent writing and verbal skills, analytical and conceptual abilities, and the ability to
work well as a team or independently;
• A strong sense of responsibility, initiative and maturity;
• A desire to learn about courts and the legal system are also highly encouraged.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Christopher L. Causey
Administrative Office of the Courts
Suite 300, 244 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 30334 – 5900
Email: causeyc@gaaoc.us
(P) 404-463-6296; (F) 770-342-4790

Application Deadline:
October 17, 2008


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