JUNIOR STAFF APPLICATION PROCESS: Junior Staff Members are individuals returning to ALA Palmetto Girls State the year after their delegate year.  Those interested in becoming Junior Staff Members should be ready to work hard, willing to help wherever needed, and capable of taking directions, following instructions, and following through on assignments. Junior Staff Members must commit to attending Girls State for the entire week.  We do not yet know the dates of next year’s program, but we anticipate the 2023 session will be the first or second week of June.  However, this could change. There are two separate tracks for delegates wishing to apply to be Junior Staff Members, and two corresponding applications:

Junior Counselors: Junior Counselors’ primary duty is to assist Senior Counselors in leading delegates through all of the week’s events.  JCs recount experiences from the past year and help delegates make the most of their week at ALA Palmetto Girls State. They attend all assemblies and staff meetings and lead the delegates in singing during assemblies.

Production and Media Assistants: Production and Media Assistants help the Production and Media Teams with assemblies and managing the Girls State social media presence. Production Assistants help prepare slides and playlists for assemblies and aid in live assembly production. Ideal candidates should be proficient in audio/visual skills such as stage lighting, music, and operation of equipment like soundboards and video cameras. Media Assistants will aid senior Media Staff in capturing photo and video content, creating original video content, updating social media pages, and communicating with media outlets. Ideal candidates should have experience in some or all of these areas and must submit a portfolio of work with their application to be considered.  If you are interested in helping with the Music Program, particularly playing the piano in assemblies, complete the Production and Media Assistant Application.

If you would like to become a Junior Staff Member for the 2023 session of ALA Palmetto Girls State, you must complete either or both Junior Staff Member application forms following the 2022 session.  Those selected to become Junior Staff Members will be notified in late fall or early winter.  Please direct any questions about the application to our Administrative Staff at administration@palmettogirlsstate.com.

Junior Counselor Application Form

Production and Media Assistant Application Form