Program and Internship
The Arizona State Senate is hiring temporary part-time Senate Pages for the upcoming 2024 Session.
The Senate Page program provides applicants an exciting up-close look at the Legislative process in Arizona.
Pages are non-partisan staff and serve all 30 members of the Senate. The position pays an hourly wage of $17.00. Work would begin the second Monday in January and terminate upon session's conclusion. Although the Legislative session is expected to last one hundred calendar days, past sessions have extended anywhere from March to late June.
Program Description and Overview
The Senate Page program introduces students to the mechanics of the legislative process in an environment that fosters
professional development and academic exploration. This unique paid internship program frequently produces political
leaders in both the region and the nation by allowing participants to establish a far-reaching network of peers and
mentors. Participants enjoy the incredible opportunity to follow the creation of laws from their inception to their
eventual implementation. Pages are present during exciting Floor sessions that both feature prominently in regional
news and help forge the political landscape of the state.
Pages play an important role in the day-to-day operations of the Arizona State Senate. The most important responsibility of a Page is to attend to the needs of the Senators while on the Senate Chamber floor during formal sessions, in standing committee meetings and in Party caucuses. Pages assist in preparing for committee hearings and floor sessions by distributing legislative material to members' desks and setting up electronic equipment and computers. Pages assisting Senators during Floor sessions and committee hearings are expected to stay for the duration of those meetings, which may extend into the evening hours.
Page duties are varied, including the general delivery of memos and messages, sorting incoming mail, delivering newspapers, picking up outgoing mail, bill filing, computer and technical assistance, and any other general assistance that is required. Other duties may include setting up computers and presentations and distributing legislative materials throughout the Capitol complex.
Each year a few outstanding Pages are also chosen to assist with constituent services casework. These cases come to the office when a constituent contacts a Senator seeking help, and they generally involve researching either state statute or agency policy, discussing the issue with an agency’s legislative liaison, and then updating the constituent on the findings. These cases provide general public interest experience and establish a base of knowledge for common tasks in other political positions.
Please visit the links to the left for more information and for instructions on how to apply.
The Application Deadline is Friday, November 3, 2023, at 5:00 pm Arizona Time.
How to Apply for Arizona State Senate Page Program
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Why you should apply for the Arizona State Senate Page Program
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Typical Day of an Arizona State Senate Page
AZ Senate Page Program: Typical Day for a Page
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many page positions are available for the 2024 session?
Approximately 15 temporary part-time positions will be available for the 2024 Legislative Session.Can I obtain internship credit for the Page Program?
Yes. Most academic departments at Arizona State University and the Colleges in the Maricopa Community College District offer internship credit hours for the Senate Page Program. Enrollment for internship credit will not occur until after the hiring process has concluded and an applicant has been offered a position at the Senate. For more details on internship credit for the program, please contact your department or academic advisor for details.
NOTE: The Senate Page program is not affiliated with the Arizona Legislative Internship Program.How many days do Pages work a week?
Part-time Senate pages typically work two (2) alternating days a week (our schedules coincide with the college course schedules).
For example, a Page may work at the Senate on Mondays and Wednesdays and attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or vice versa.
Unfortunately, we will not have any Friday shifts for the 2024 Session.What shifts are available?
The Page program requires employees to work an entire 8-hour workday to get the full experience of the legislative process, i.e., committee hearings, assigned duties, formal floor sessions, etc. Unfortunately, no partial days or shortened shifts are available. Unfortunately, no partial days or shortened shifts are available. Available shifts include 7:30 am - 4:30 pm and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.Will any full-time positions be offered for the 2024 Session?
At this time, the Senate is not expecting to offer any full-time positions for the 2024 Page Program.Will my application be considered for other positions in the Senate?
In the past, other departments at the Senate or Capitol Complex have used our applicant pool to hire for various positions, such as Senate Aide, Reception, Assistant, Bill clerk, etc. These other positions typically require a commitment of at least four 8-hour days a week (Monday-Thursday). During the interview process, you will be asked if you would like to be considered for additional positions at the Senate or just the Senate Page Program. Please note the other Senate positions discussed above do not qualify for internship credit hours.Is remote work an option for the Senate Page Position?
Work for the Senate Page Program takes place at the Senate Building in Phoenix, Arizona. Due to the nature of the Page position, there is no option for remote or online work.Do applicants need to be 18 Years or older in order to apply?
Yes.Do I have to be a political science major or a related field to apply?
No, we encourage individuals from all educational backgrounds to apply.Do I have to be an undergraduate college or graduate student to apply?
No.Can I reapply for the program next year if I am not selected for a 2024 position?
Yes. If you are not selected, we strongly encourage you to apply again next year.What are the Senate Page Uniform Requirements?
Pages are required to wear uniforms while on the job and are some of the most recognized employees of the Senate and capitol complex. The Page uniform consists of a navy blue blazer, light blue long-sleeved oxford shirt, khaki dress pants, and a striped tie. The Senate will provide all parts of the Uniform to program participants. The Arizona State Legislature is a professional environment, and pages are expected to adhere to decorum and professionalism expectations.
Please visit our Instagram page, @azsenatepages, for recruitment updates and more information about the Page Program.
Deputy Sergeant at Arms
Arizona State Senate
Phone: (602) 926-4478
For more information about the program, please contact the director of the Senate Page Program:
Deputy Sergeant at Arms
Arizona State Senate
Phone: (602) 926-4478
How to Apply
The Senate will begin accepting program applications on Monday, September 19, 2022.When is the application deadline?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and it is in the applicant’s best interest to apply early. The final application deadline is Friday, October 28, 2022, at 5:00 pm.What is the recruitment timeline?
We will begin reviewing applications and scheduling first-round interviews in late October/early November. We hope to make all of our hiring decisions before the end of November; however, to remain flexible, some job offers may be made in the month of December.When will interviews be held? Will interviews be in-person?
The 2023 Application process will consist of two interviews. Please note that due to the high volume of competitive applications and the limited number of positions for the 2023 session, we will not interview all program applicants.
First Round Interview: The First Round will consist of a 15-minute interview with the location still to be determined determined (but within the vicinity of the Arizona State Capitol). If selected for an interview, candidates will be notified by email with a link prompting them to schedule an interview time and date. First Round Interviews are expected to occur the last week of October and first week of November.
Second Round Interview: Candidates selected for a Second round interview will also be notified by email. Interviews will be approximately 15 minutes long and be conducted at the Arizona State Senate during the first week and second of November.When can I expect to hear back about the Position or receive a job offer?
Applicants can expect to hear back from the Senate by the end of November 2022, but the Senate Page Program administrators may make decisions regarding positions through the month of December. Please be patient and allow several weeks for contact by either phone or email.How do I submit an application?
- 1. Applications submitted via email (preferred method): If submitting via email, we recommend double-checking your application (sometimes they arrive blank) to make sure the information was saved before emailing to Jlyon@azleg.gov.
- 2. Applications may be mailed to:
Attn: Jenna Lyon, Deputy Sgt. at Arms
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of their application.
May I include additional information with my program application?
Yes, applicants may include an optional resume and/or cover letter with the completed application.
Thank you for your interest in the Arizona State Senate 2023 Page Program. We look forward to receiving your application. For more information about the program, please contact us.