Public School Employees of Washington


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.
  • 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). Your release time from work must have prior approval.
  • Attend a PSE Legislative Conference.
  • Submit a recommendation from any of the following: an employee in your school district/institution, a community leader (preferably a legislator), a Zone Director/Legislative Council Member.
  • Return the application by 5:00pm on December 31, 2017 to:

‚ÄčPSE ‚ÄčLegislative Intern Program
PO Box 798
Auburn, WA 98071-0798

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

Contact Charmaine Abram at 253.876.7424