Legislative Internship Program

Senator Dahle currently has a limited number of internship opportunities in his Gold River and Redding District Offices as well as in the State Capitol.

Please Note: Currently, Senate Rules will only allow those who are 18 years or older to participate in our internship program.

Why should you intern for Senator Dahle? 

This is an opportunity for you to get involved in the legislative process, develop job skills, and get a head start on your career.  In our office, you will have the opportunity to work in a professional environment, build your resume, and network with elected officials and business leaders. Also, this opportunity may fulfill your community service and internship requirements.  

Who is Senator Dahle?

Senator Brian Dahle is a third-generation farmer and business owner.  Senator Dahle represents nearly 1 million constituents of the 1st Senate District, which encompasses a large portion of Northern California.  Before winning his election to the State Senate, Senator Dahle served as an Assemblyman from 2012-2018 and a Lassen County Board of Supervisor from 1996 – 2012.  He resides in Bieber with his wife and has 3 children.  

What happens in Senator Dahle’s office?

Senator Dahle’s district office is a customer service organization.  Our office works to respond quickly to the needs of all of our district’s constituents.  In addition, the district office actively participates in community events and works hard to establish solid relationships with local business and community leaders.  Interns in Senator Dahle’s district office will be intimately involved in the implementation of programs that work to accomplish both of these important goals. 

What will be required of Senator Dahle’s interns?

Interns will perform a wide variety of tasks geared toward assisting the Senator and his staff in serving Senate District 1.  Examples of tasks include constituent correspondence, research projects, aiding in district office programs, maintaining and operating databases, internet searches, working with government agencies, public appearances, public speaking, and performing general office duties.

Who would be a good candidate for Senator Dahle’s Internship Program?

Most of our interns are in high school and college though we have had some younger and older. A good candidate is responsible, mature, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and is willing to learn.  

What is the time commitment?

The internship program requires a 125 hour commitment.  Scheduling is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate your schooling, work, and prior commitments.  The office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 A.M to 5 P.M. Interns should be flexible and willing to attend early morning, evening, and weekend events along with various training sessions held throughout the year.  

What exactly would I be doing as an intern?

Your responsibilities range from essential office tasks, legislative research, creating certificates of recognition, database management, drafting letters and articles, attending community events on behalf of the Senator, and presenting certificates of recognition. 

What skills would I learn as an intern?

You will acquire networking and public speaking skills throughout the internship. You will learn to work well in a team environment, understand the legislative process as well as California’s current political environment. We will arm you with the resources and skills to be successful!

What should I wear? 

The appropriate attire for the Senator’s office is business formal. Men are encouraged to dress in slacks, dress shoes, dress shirt with a tie, and jacket. Women are encouraged to wear skirts or pants, conservative tops, and heels or flats.

How can I apply?

You can apply by downloading the application on this page, completing it, and submitting via email to David.Orosco@sen.ca.gov. If you need assistance, please call any of the 1st Senate District offices listed below.