The Ohio Secretary of State Internship Program



As Secretary of State, Frank LaRose is working to deliver a thriving democracy and a prosperous economy for all Ohioans. In supporting this mission, our office is charged with ensuring Ohio’s voting process is secure, accurate and accessible. We also serve as the sole authority to receive and approve articles of incorporation for Ohio businesses.

Students exploring careers in political science, research, law, policy, or government, can gain valuable experience working with a statewide officeholder while earning course credit. Problem solvers are in high demand, and you can stand out among other job candidates and bring unique talents to government roles.

Now is the time to get involved! Click here to play introductory video.

Important Dates


Fall 2022 Semester

  • Resumes are accepted through June 30, 2022.
  • Announcement of final selections will be made by mid-July 2022.
  • Fall 2022 Internships begin at the beginning of August 2022.

Spring 2023 Semester

  • Resumes are accepted through October 31, 2022.
  • Announcement of final selections will be made by mid-November 2022.
  • Spring 2023 Internships begin in the beginning of January 2023.

About The Program


The Ohio Secretary of State’s internship program offers talented and highly-motivated college students with firsthand experience in state government, elections administration, and public service. Interns will have unique opportunities to network with talented professionals, develop their professional skills, and assist with projects and initiatives that make a positive impact on our state. The selection process for this internship is competitive, and to be eligible applicants should possess:

  • A demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Evidence of leadership ability and potential for growth
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

How to apply?

Interested applicants can apply today by emailing a cover letter and resume to [email protected] or apply via Handshake.

For additional questions, please email us at [email protected] or call us at (614) 995-1697.


  • "The opportunity to learn from some of Ohio's greatest leaders at the office of the Ohio Secretary of State was an experience I will never forget. Thanks to this internship, I developed interpersonal, professional and leadership skills that will carry me in my career no matter what field I enter."

    - Lauren, K.
    Texas Christian University Student,

    SoS Intern Summer 2021

  • “My time as an intern in the Ohio Secretary of State’s office opened the door for so many opportunities in my career. Every day I was able to network with new people and learn new skills that will always help me. This office has a great team that challenged me and helped me grow.”

    - David, K.
    Ohio State University Student,

    SoS Intern Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

  • “My summer internship at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office was an incredible experience that gave me insight into the workings of state government. I shadowed and learned from various departments such as the Communications and Legislative Divisions which deepened my interest in public policy. I highly recommend a semester of learning from the team at the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office!”

    Lauren, H.
    University of Dayton Student,
    SoS Intern Summer 2019