North Carolina Senate

Senate Chamber
North Carolina Senate, North Carolina General Assembly
Raleigh, North Carolina
President Pro Tempore, Phil Berger
President Pro Tempore

The Senate consists of 50 members who serve a term of two years. The Lieutenant Governor is President of the Senate and presides over the daily session. The Lieutenant Governor is elected by the citizens of North Carolina for a four-year term and has no vote in the Senate except to break a tie. The Senate elects officers from their membership including the President Pro Tempore.

Senate Educational Programs

Page Program

To apply, email sherry.pearson@ncleg.net a completed application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript.

  • Spring Term: January 1-April 30 (deadline to apply is December 1)
  • Summer Term: May 1-August 30 (deadline to apply is April 1)
  • Fall Term: September 1-December 31 (deadline to apply is August 1)
  • Interns may work a maximum of 24 hours per week and Summer Clerks 40 hours per week
  • Interns are responsible for their own housing during the internship
Complete an Internship Program Application