Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mt. Auburn) recently released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program. Each year the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate employ Iowa high school juniors and seniors to serve as Pages for the legislative session which begins in January.
Duties of the House and Senate Pages vary slightly, but generally Pages provide invaluable assistance to Representatives or Senators and staff by assisting with tasks such as the switchboard, delivering messages, distributing legislation, assisting committee chairpersons or sorting amendments. Pages are paid and many schools grant credit for a student’s work in the Legislature.
“I hope area students will apply to serve as Legislative Pages. It is a worthwhile opportunity for students to gain real world experiences,” said Rep. Pettengill.
The application for the 2016 Legislative Page Program is due no later than Friday, October 9, 2015. To receive more information or an application, visit: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/agencies/careers/page.