“ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU – ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY!”
– President John F. Kennedy
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
|Rep. Cindy Holscher
|Rep. Jerry Stogsdill
|Rep. Cindy Neighbor
|Rep. Jarrod Ousley
|Rep. Nancy Lusk
|Sen. Pat Pettey
Senators are authorized to have as many as 20 pages and Representatives up to 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 each legislative session. Available openings fill up quickly, so it is recommended to contact 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.
The Kansas Legislature has internships available for each 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 begin in early January on the first day of the legislative session, then end in April. Each intern is assigned a specific legislator by the intern coordinator. Placements are based on an applicant’s experience, partisan preference, and policy 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 per the Kansas 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.
Learn more about the intern program, or contact:
Office of the Speaker Pro Tem
Kansas House of Representatives
State Capitol Building, Rm 381-W
Topeka, KS 66612