What You Will Do

Interns apply the analytical techniques learned in their graduate programs to a practical issue facing the State of California.


The LAO internship program is a rigorous analytical experience open to individuals who:

  • Have completed the first year of a two-year graduate program that includes curriculum that is both quantitative and policy based.
  • Are interested in becoming a full-time fiscal and policy analyst at the LAO after graduation.


Positions available: 3‑4

Compensation: $3,200 per month

Program length: 12 weeks, in-person in Sacramento, California

Application deadline: December 17, 2021

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by the deadline. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Please email your application packet to: lao.employment@lao.ca.gov

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the administrative coordinator at sarah.barkman@lao.ca.gov.

We require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are entitled to reasonable accommodations under the law.

About California Legislative Analyst's Office

The Legislative Analyst's Office has been providing fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature for more than 75 years. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state budget. The office serves as the "eyes and ears"​ for the Legislature to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost-efficient and effective manner.