The Governor's Executive Internship

The Governor’s Executive Internship program works with diverse and talented students and growing professionals to develop their skill sets and expand their understanding of state government, its institutions, and functions. Interested applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to learn more about the program and the application process below. 

At this time we are monitoring the public health situation, and while we hope to have some in-person work in the Capitol for our interns, that will all depend on the public health landscape at the time, as we want to prioritize our staff and interns' safety.

The Governor’s Executive Internship is intended to provide:

  • Exposure to the operations and day-to-day tasks of the Governor’s Office
  • Experiential learning and assignments that reflect methods in how the office strives for government to be more effective, efficient, and elegant
  • A framework to enhance the educational experience through practical work and research, thereby developing skills useful for career development
  • Professional development opportunities and relational network building

Requirements for participation:

  • Commitment to consistent weekly hours based on individual schedules
    • Minimum 16hrs/week for 15 weeks, during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and proofreading skills
  • Strong individual initiative/work ethic
  • Interest in public service
  • Ability to responsibly handle and participate in confidential work
  • Strong commitment to good government and nonpartisanship
  • Flexibility and drive to work remotely if required 

The Governor's Office embraces diversity and does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or physical ability. The Governor's Office and the State of Colorado are equal-opportunity employers.

Our Fall 2022 Executive Internship Application is now open! Download the full application here! To submit your application email your completed application and all required documents to gov_executiveinternship@state.co.us. We are accepting rolling applications and will offer interviews and placements on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered!