Now Accepting Applications for MACo’s Paid Session Internship

Gain valuable experience in legislative affairs, learn about Maryland counties, and make state and local government contacts.

Paid Internship Available for 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session

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MACo Seeks an Intern for the 2018 General Assembly Session.

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking an intern to assist the Executive Director and staff during the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session.


Applicant must be self-motivated, possess a level of maturity and interest necessary to initiate and complete research requirements with little supervision, and possess good writing, communication, and computer skills. Specialization in law, political science, public affairs, economics, history or public policy is preferred.

Knowledge of state and local government issues and structure is a plus for this position. The MACo office and the General Assembly buildings are located in downtown Annapolis and walking from MACo’s office to General Assembly and government buildings will be required.


The internship runs from January to mid-April. The internship includes approximately 20 hours a week, and additional hours may be considered. Weekday daytime hours are required and additional evening hours or work from home may be allowed.


  • Conduct research on introduced and proposed legislation
  • Assist MACo staff with preparation and delivery of testimony and materials
  • Write articles for MACo’s blog, Conduit Street
  • Conduct additional in-depth research and assist with surveys on topics affecting county governments
  • Attend public bill hearings and budget hearings


Application deadline is November 10, 5:00 pm. Interviews will begin the following week.


Interested candidates should contact Leslie Velasco, Administration and Finance Director, at

For more information about the internship, please read MACo’s Paid Internship Announcement.

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