“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
BECOME A PAGE
The Page program is designed for students in middle school, junior high or the first years of high school. At least 12yrs of age. Working as a page in the Kansas Legislature is an excellent way to learn more about the legislative process. To experience the opportunity of serving as a page, contact your legislator to submit your name as a candidate.
Rep. Brett Parker –[email protected] 785 296-5413
Rep. Cindy Neighbor –[email protected] 785 296-7690
Rep. Cindy Holscher –[email protected] 913-568-4293
Rep. Jarrod Ousley –[email protected] 785-296-7366
Rep. Jerry Stogsdill –[email protected] 785 296-7692
Rep. Nancy Lusk –[email protected] 785 296-7651
Sen. Pat Pettey –[email protected] 785-296-7375
Senators are authorized 20 pages and Representatives get 10 pages for an entire legislative session. Legislative page dates are assigned to legislators on a first-come, first-serve basis during the first week of session. Available openings fill up quickly so it is advisable to get your request to your legislator as far in advance as possible. When contacting the Senator or Representative, provide brief information about honors, awards and why you are interested in serving as a page.
- Are expected to dress and act in an appropriate manner.
- Will receive a $5.00 pay voucher redeemable at the Statehouse snack bar.
- Will receive a certificate of appreciation signed by the sponsoring legislator
- Will receive a photo with the sponsoring legislator and the Governor, if available, as a memento of their service.
BECOME AN INTERN
The Kansas Legislature will have internships available for the 2017 Legislative Session. Any student who is enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary education institution and will be earning credit for their learning experience or is making academic progress in their educational course of study is eligible to apply. No specific major is required, but strong oral and written communication skills, and a basic understanding of government and the legislative process, are helpful.
Internships will begin on January 9, 2017 on the first day of the 2017 Legislative Session and end in April. Intern Orientation will take place Thursday, January 5th, 2017. Each intern will be assigned to a specific legislator by the Intern Coordinator. Placements are based upon applicant’s experience, partisan preference and interests. Interns are required to attend a minimum of 12 days during the legislative session. Specific hours required for the internship will be agreed upon by the intern and his/her assigned legislator. Course credit for the internship will be determined by each intern and his/her respective educational advisor and may have additional requirements. Legislative internships are non-paid positions; however, legislative interns who complete program requirements are eligible for up to $600 in mileage reimbursement. -KS Legislature site
- Experience state government on a first hand basis.
- Earn course credit from your college/university.
- Gain valuable work experience for a future career.
- Further develop research and communication skills.
- Make contacts for other internships, government jobs, political organizations or campaigns.
If you are interested in interning with us you must return the following by Thursday, December 1, 2016:
Office of the Speaker Pro Tem
Kansas House of Representatives
State Capitol Building, Rm 381-W
Topeka, KS 66612