PIERRE, S.D. -

The South Dakota Legislature is seeking 22 college students to be legislative interns for the 2017 session.

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 14. The internships are open to college and university students of all majors.

The Legislative Research Council's internship program is meant to give students a better understanding of government and provide assistance to the legislative branch.

Interns will work with lawmakers to help them with bill briefs and constituent services, among other tasks. Students will receive compensation and may earn credit.