Capitol intern

Offered By: 
Senator José R. Rodríguez
Job Location: 
Job Description: 
Senator José R. Rodríguez (D-El Paso) seeks an intern for the Spring 2018 semester to assist with operations in his Capitol office in Austin. Ideal candidates are highly motivated current students with high academic standings, strong organizational skills and attention to detail, a record of public and/or community service, and a demonstrated interest in public policy. The intern will support legislative staff through policy researching and writing, and meeting with constituents and stakeholders, as well as assist with office operations, including taking highly detailed phone messages and managing office correspondence, among other duties. This is an unpaid internship and the student is encouraged to seek class credit. The internship will run from early January to late May 2018, exact start and end date negotiable. The internship is part time; The intern will be asked to work at least 16 hours a week, and will set a regular schedule in blocks of at least three hour increments within office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Application Instructions: 
Applicants MUST send: 1) a current resume with three references including their contact information, 2) a brief cover letter detailing why the applicant wants to intern for Sen. Rodríguez and how the applicant's experience prepares them to be a successful intern, and 3) a short writing sample, ideally less than 10 pages long on a topic relevant to public policy. Documents should be emailed to Daniel Collins at using the subject "Spring Internship Application." No applications will be considered after the Jan. 1, 2018 application deadline. Only qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.
Contact Information: 
Daniel Collins:, 512-463-0129
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
We recruit qualified candidates without regard to age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, race or color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Posted By: 
Daniel Collins
Expiration Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018