Each year during the Maryland General Assembly, University students are given an opportunity to serve as legislative interns. The session takes place January through early April, usually Tuesday through Thursdays. Students are placed in legislative and clerical assignments, such as writing correspondence, preparing testimony, attending commitee hearings, and others.
CAPC enables students to work in local, state, regional, and national political or policy institutions and receive college credit. Students are expected to work 9 - 20 hours per week over the semester and attend a weekly seminar in order to complete the program. Students can earn a total of six or nine credits for the internship seminar.
The application for the spring, which is due January 29, 2018, is available here.
In a new article for NBC News, Associate Professor and CAPC Director Stella Rouse writes about the need for Latino political leadership, in the age of Trump. "In the era of Trump when Latinos more than ever need a national political leader, they lack consensus on who that should be"
A new article publisehd in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the author, Dave Solomon, speaks about the legislative landscape with college students and their eligibility to vote in the state of New Hampshire because of new election laws currently under review by New Hampshire state government.
While Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan is adamant that there would not be much if any change to what is considered "domiciling" in the state, New Hampshire college students are nonetheless concerned that this could effectively disenfranchise them in a key state in national elections.
Right before the election, CAPC published a report outlining what at the time seemed to be a splintering of the Republican Party that could have led to a loss by then-candidate Trump. With President Trump now in office, CAPC Research Assistant and Research and Methodology Assistant for the UMD Critical Issues Poll Jared McDonald went back to the data to analyze the surprising results from the 2016 election.