Internships

The internship program in Senator Moorlach’s office is designed to provide students with an understanding of the core functions of a State Senate office, including responding to constituent inquiries, researching legislation, and observing the legislative process.

Internship Description:

Interns will work closely with District (Costa Mesa) and Capitol staff on a variety of tasks and assignments including: research, legislation, press, constituent services, and general office duties. Interns will be regarded as members of the staff and will be expected to represent Senator John Moorlach both inside and outside the office in an appropriate, helpful and courteous manner to both constituents and staff.  Upon completion of internships, students will possess strong professional experience, a high level of proficiency with the database software Legislative Constituent Management System (LCMS), and exposure to the state aspect of government.

Qualifications:

Consideration for the internship program is granted to those individuals who excel in communication, multi-tasking, organization, and writing. Past experience in politics is also a plus. Experience in utilizing software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are recommended.  Students presently enrolled in college could receive school credit for this internship.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, motivated, and hardworking.
  • Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college/university.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and internet research.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Must be able to fulfill 3 month commitment.
  • Minimum of 10-16 hours a week.
  • Internship is unpaid.

To Apply:

Send a current resume, cover letter with approximate start date and end date, class schedule, and writing sample to aly.john@sen.ca.gov. No phone calls.

What Do Current and Former Interns Say?

“It’s amazing to me…

…how Team Moorlach approaches their activities in the Capitol on a higher level than most.  The team is new, fresh, and accomplished, and they approach every task asking how it can be done better.  My time in the office was beneficial in so many ways.”

Bradley Davis
Intern 5/15 to 8/15

“The Moorlach office has all-stars…

…like Lance and Victoria who could easily be Chiefs of Staffs in other legislative offices.  When you add in Chief of Staff Tim Clark’s communications expertise, you really have a high powered team that can accomplish great things.  It was pretty remarkable to work with such a group.”

Kim M. Clark
Intern 5/15 to 9/15

“I was put into the action right away…

…including high level research work on possible future legislation.  If I have the opportunity to secure a paid position in the Capitol, this is definitely the team I want to work with.  They’re top-tier, and I believe they have the potential to fundamentally change California’s fiscal policy direction.”  

Robert Nash
Intern 9/15 to 11/15; Current Legislative Analyst