Our Next Session:
JUNE 21-27, 2015
There is currently an internship opportunity available for former Nevada Girls Staters.
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is seeking a public policy/government affairs intern for the spring semester. It has a $1,500 stipend and a few other perks with flexible working hours. Applicants *must* be of college age and enrolled in a program at an institution of higher learning and be physically located in Southern Nevada. The ideal candidate will have his or her own transportation. Interns must complete 300 hours of work during the term. If you are interested/have more questions you can message Ryan Hamilton on FB or shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls State offers training in the processes of good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society. Each summer, approximately 20,000 enthusiastic young women participate in Girls State sessions across the nation. At Girls State, the “citizens” study City, County, and State government processes. They do this by setting up their own miniature City, County and State governments. Then, they administer them according to the laws of their particular State.
After arriving at Girls State, the citizens are divided into two faux-political parties to gain knowledge about the operation of a two-party system. Within these parties, delegates form committees to revise and write legislation to be debated by the State Senators and Assemblywomen that they have elected to represent them.
Girls State citizens participate in these instructional political parties, and elections are held to fill City, County, and State positions. Activities include legislative sessions, campaigning, party meetings, debating, and voting. The citizens also receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure.
Please explore the links about to learn more about our program!