New Mexico State Legislative Internship



                   Photo: Department Chair and Professor, Tim Krebs, with the 2019 NM State Legislative interns. 
Selected interns will be in a unique position to observe, first-hand, the operation of the legislature. Participants in the program will be assigned to members of the New Mexico State Legislature for one week during the 2024 legislative session (January 16 - February 15, 2024).

Interns report at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning of their assigned week, work full-time, and reside in Santa Fe until released at the close of the week's legislative session. Interns receive a stipend of $500 to help cover their expenses. Preparation for the internship includes a full-day of orientation in Santa Fe.

Interns must register for one hour of academic credit, and are required to submit daily journals as well as a short summary paper upon the completion of the internship. After all requirements are successful fufilled, interns will be assigned a grade of credit (CR) or no credit (NC). Any questions about the program should be directed to Internship Director, Dr. Tim Krebs.


Applications open Monday, October 2, 2023 at 8:00am MST and close Friday, November 10, 2023 at 5:00pm MST.

Application Link: Click here to access the online application.

Please be prepared to provide the following documentation with your application:

  • Names, occupations, relationship details, and contact information for two references.
  • A copy of your Unofficial Transcript (Lobo Trax Report, in PDF format).

Information Sessions

Two information sessions will be held in October in room 2071 of the Social Sciences Building. Please attend if you have questions or would like to learn more about this internship. 

  • Friday, October 27: 10AM-11AM
  • Tuesday, October 31: 12PM-1PM