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Are you looking for an opportunity to break into politics? Want to lead on policy and gain legislative experience? Would you like to work with a current Nevada State Senator?

The District 11 Internship Program is designed to give people substantial exposure to practical, progressive policymaking on a local level.

This is a great opportunity to help Senator Harris develop and pass much-needed reforms and learn the ins and outs of the Nevada Legislature.

Who are we looking for?

  • Proven leaders in their communities who are committed to bringing stakeholders together to solve large problems.

  • Smart, energetic, and fun people who are interested in gaining experience and becoming involved in politics

What are the benefits of the District 11 Internship Program?

  • An unprecedented opportunity to work day-to-day with members of the Nevada Assembly and Nevada Senate.

  • Receive first-hand experience with how legislation is developed and passed in a 120-day Legislative session.

  • The opportunity to network with leaders in the State.

  • Possible college credit.

The District 11 Internship Program will be offered on three different schedules:

  • Spring Session: Late January-Mid May

  • Summer Session: Late May-August

  • Fall Session: September-December

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Spring session now until filled.


To apply, please complete the application below. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted, no phone calls, please.

Internships are available in the following areas (descriptions below):

  • Communications

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Education

  • Finance

  • Legal

  • Social Justice

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern would assist the Senator in monitoring media coverage, drafting op-eds and responding to press inquiries. The Intern would also provide social media support by managing the Senator's Facebook and Twitter accounts and manage the Senator's constituent outreach efforts.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy Intern

The Diversity and Inclusion Policy Intern will be responsible for working on the Senator's diversity-focused legislative initiatives. Currently, that includes legislation to ban discrimination based on certain hairstyles in schools and at work, as well as legislation that will modernize our state's HIV laws.  This internship will include meeting with stakeholders, researching policy issues, and monitoring Nevada's HIV Modernization Task Force. A strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and understanding is required.

Education Policy Intern

As a Nevada native, educated in the State's largest school district, Senator Harris cares deeply about education. Nevada has a history of ranking at the bottom amongst states in the nation when it comes to education. Its time to change that. Senator Harris is seeking an education intern who will research best practices around the world in education and work to bring those solutions to the State of Nevada.  The ideal candidate will have strong research capabilities as well as a desire to ensure that every child in Nevada has the opportunity to receive a quality public education.

Finance Intern

Nevada has a unique way of funding the State's operations. The Finance intern will research progressive funding mechanisms, examine the mining tax structure, and follow the Interim Finance Committee. In addition, the incumbent will provide written and oral briefings to the Senator on financial issues. The ideal candidate is already studying finance, business, policy analysis, or a related field. 

Legal Intern

Senator Harris served as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee and currently serves as the Chair of the Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of Issues Relating to Pretrial Release of Defendants in Criminal Cases. The Legal Intern will research a variety of policy issues including bail reform and the relationship between the Judiciary and the Legislature. This internship is only available to law students.

Social Justice Intern

There is no longer a question about whether we need criminal justice and policing reform in this country, only what that reform should look like. The Social Justice Intern will build upon the success of AB3 from the 32nd Legislative Session by building bringing together stakeholders to find practical, bold, consensus reforms that will make a huge difference in the lives of everyday Nevadans. The ideal candidate will be passionate about stomping out disparities in the criminal justice system, policing, and health care. In addition, the intern will work to develop legislation that Senator Harris can sponsor in the upcoming Legislative Session.

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