Legislative and Government Internship Program: Intern Job Descriptions

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  • Arizona Association of Counties  represents all of Arizona's 15 counties and their elected officials, providing training, technical assistance, liaison with other governmental agencies and the public, as well as legislative support.
  • Arizona Attorney General's Office represents and provides legal advice to most State agencies, except for those specifically exempted by statute, enforces consumer protection laws and some criminal laws, brings and defends lawsuits on behalf of the State and issues formal legal opinions as requested by State officers, legislators or county attorneys on issues of law.
  • Arizona Criminal Justice Commission is a statutorily authorized entity mandated to carry out various coordinating, monitoring and reporting functions regarding the administration and management of criminal justice programs in Arizona.
  • Arizona Department of Economic Security is the state's largest social service agency which administers a variety of services relating to economic security including employment services, protection services for children and the elderly, rehabilitation and income maintenance.
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is the state's environmental regulatory agency. The Government and Legislative Office of ADEQ is responsible for representing the department at the state legislature and other state agencies.
  • Arizona Department of Gaming  regulates Arizona's Indian Gaming casinos and enforces the tribal-state gaming compacts. The Department is involved in a wide range of federal, state and tribal issues.
  • Arizona Governor’s Office - The primary duty of the interns is to monitor legislative hearings and other legislative activity.
  • Arizona Legislature - Assist the elected legislative members and their support staff at the Senate and House of Representatives during the session of the Arizona State Legislature
  • Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens Aide is responsible for handling complaints from Arizona citizens regarding the administrative acts of state agencies.
  • Arizona Secretary of State - This intern positions involves legislative oversight, including research, summarizing, and tracking legislation critical to the four divisions of the office: Administration, Election Services, Public Services, and Business Services.
  • Arizona State Supreme Court - The Arizona Constitution charges the Supreme Court with responsibility for providing administrative supervision over all the courts of the state and authorizes the Supreme Court to appoint an administrative director and staff to assist in this administrative responsibility.
  • County Supervisors Association represents the 15 county boards of supervisors in Arizona.
  • League of Arizona Cities and Towns represents the collective interests of Arizona's 91 incorporated cities and towns at the state and federal levels of government. Founded in 1937, the League is owned, financed and governed by its municipal members.
  • Maricopa County Assessor's Office captures, assesses, records and notifies owners and other government agencies of the value of most taxable property. This information is used to create the annual property tax statements that generates income for the many mandates and services that the County, Cities and School Districts provide for the citizens.
  • Maricopa County Attorney  is concerned with the technical aspects of legislation that will directly affect the prosecution of cases, and with writing legislation that will enhance the traditional law enforcement objectives to apprehend and hold criminals accountable for the crimes they commit.
  • Maricopa County Government Relations  is the lobbying arm of the Board of Supervisors and is responsible for keeping Board members, County management, and departmental staff apprised of legislative developments affecting any aspect of County operations or responsibilities.

Questions? Call the School of Politics and Global Studies at 480-965-6604 or email ruth.jones@asu.edu