Capitol Legislative Intern

Offered By: 
Senator Kirk Watson
Job Location: 
Job Description: 
Senator Kirk Watson is seeking highly motivated and responsible individuals with a strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality and professionalism to assist with operations in his Capitol and district offices. Candidates must possess strong organizational skills. Interns will support legislative and district staff by researching issues and policies, writing policy memos and constituent letters, and performing general office duties. Duties • Drafting templates for constituent letters on assigned topics or bills; • Drafting fact sheets and background memos on a range of policy issues and legislation; • Meeting with constituents and advocacy groups on assigned topic areas; • Attending meetings on assigned topic areas and developing briefing memos, as appropriate; • Answering phones; • Creating and maintaining files; • Updating constituent database; • Researching background for resolutions and coordinate submission to Legislative Council in conjunction with Constituent Services staff; • Managing constituent correspondence (email, phone calls, and letters); • Reviewing media clips for constituent recognition opportunities; • Working on special constituent projects; and • Conducting other office duties, as assigned. Qualifications • Be enrolled in college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student, or have recently graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree; • Strong commitment to confidentiality and professionalism; • Strong work ethic and attention to detail; • Strong written and verbal communication skills; • Strong organizational skills; and • Interest in the legislative process.
Application Instructions: 
Follow these instructions precisely to apply for a position. Send a current resume and brief cover letter as separate documents to Mrs. Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg at Use the subject "2018 Summer Internship Application". Save your resume and cover letter with your name in the file name (ex: stephanie.chiarello noppenberg.resume). Also fill out this form - - before the application deadline. You will receive confirmation that you successfully submitted your application. Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Mrs. Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, 512-463-0114,
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
We will accept applications until Friday, April 20th, at 5:00 p.m. CST. The Texas Senate is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment of the provisions of services. In compliance with the American with Disability Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please call (512) 463-0865.
Posted By: 
Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg
Expiration Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018