Interns are placed in the office of a State Senator or Representative and work through the 90-day statutorily mandated legislative session from January to April. Typically, interns are treated as regular, full-time staff and participate in all the responsibilities of full-time legislative staffers, including tracking and moving legislation, communicating with constituents, and meeting with lobbyists and other legislative staff. It is not uncommon for interns to draft and manage legislation which is ultimately signed into law. Interns also testify on legislation in formal hearings, and engage in constituent service and outreach. The legislative component of the internship is a demanding experience, but one which has prepared numerous interns for work as legislative staff, legislators, appointed officials, and academics.