William Donald Schaefer Legislative Internship 

The Schaefer Legislative Spring Intern in Annapolis will have the unique opportunity to assist in the representation of St. Mary’s College in the politics and administration of state government. The intern will work during the legislative session to research and summarize bills, manage legislative hearing schedules, attend hearings and may have the opportunity to testify at hearings. The intern will have access to a state car and expenses will be provided travel to and from Annapolis. A tuition waiver and a $1000 stipend are also included.


The internship competition is open to SMCM juniors with a major or an emphasis in Political Science or Public Policy. Other requirements include: GPA of at least 3.0; full day's work in Annapolis from 2-4 days per week; semester internship of 12-16 hours of credit hours during the spring semester 2011; final written project.

Recent Recipients

2013: Nina Rabin
2012: Emily Burns
2011: Sean Gugerty 
2010: Laura Southgate and Mariel Saez
2009: Justin Perry
2008: Kathleen McLaughlin
2007: Jenn Ridgely ('08) and Rabin Ricks 
2006: Anya Katrinic ('07)
2005: Lillian M. Walsh ('05)
2004: Judy Gallagher ('04)