ERIC Number: ED219336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Legislative Internship Program of the Women's Caucus of the Maryland Legislature.
This report describes a pilot project of college student internships for the Women's Caucus of the Maryland Legislature. The idea for the project was developed by Maryland's 21 women state legislators and was implemented during their 1977 legislative session. Sponsored by the Center for the American Woman and Politics under a grant from the Ms. Foundation, the project sought to give students an opportunity to serve in staff positions and to undertake research on legislative issues affecting women. It also provided the Women's Caucus with staff assistance to strengthen its leadership role within state government and to intensify its efforts to sponsor and support legislation benefitting women throughout the state. There are four major sections to the report. The first section describes the evolution of the Women's Caucus of the Maryland Legislature. Section 2 describes the operation of the internship program. The third section examines the women's legislative issues that the interns researched. The internship program is evaluated in the fourth section. The program was successful primarily in assisting the Caucus in tracking women's legislation. Included in the appendices are a description of the bills introduced as a result of the program, a directory of women members of the Maryland General Assembly, and the evaluation questionnaire. (RM)
Descriptors: Feminism, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Politics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, State Legislation
Center for the American Woman and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for the American Woman and Politics.
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