Government Relations Intern

Offered By: 
Texas Association of Builders
Job Location: 
Job Location (Other): 
313 East 12th Street, Suite 210 Austin, TX 78701,
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Job Description: 
Government Relations Intern This intern position provides administrative and communication support to the Government Relations Team with the Texas Association of Builders, a trade organization that represents the home building, remodeling, and land development industry. Duties range from clerical tasks and research to special projects. Candidates must be tech savvy and have moderate to proficient knowledge of computer skills specifically Microsoft Office Suite. Basic Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop a thorough knowledge of all association programs and projects • Conduct research on legislative issues • Monitor legislative priorities for the association • Summarize legislation that is being monitored • Appropriately handle company files and data • Proficient in general office duties • Update and organize contact database The Candidate: • Has a good understanding of, and a keen interest in the legislative process • Newsletter and magazine article development, drafting and editing • Has experience working in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines • Has some experience in an administrative/supportive role • Can work quickly and accurately under pressure • Pays close attention to detail and is extremely organized and efficient • Excellent communicator, verbally and in writing • Moderate to proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite Physical Requirements: • Ability to operate a computer through keyboard and mouse • Ability to operate standard office equipment • Ability to lift at least10 pounds • Visual acuity required to view a computer screen, and to read documents Hours: Up to 20 hours a week. Hours may be set based on your schedule for the January 15, 2019 – May 31, 2019, the Texas legislative session, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Additional Requirements: Flexibility in work schedule required to accommodate occasional evening or weekend meetings. Strong organizational skills with the ability to track multiple projects. Ability to work in a team environment. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Experience: • Experience in an office environment is required • Punctuality and reliability required • Resume required Education Level: College, Masters or Law Degree All Majors
Application Instructions: 
Contact: Mary Castetter Sr. VP of Administration Texas Association of Builders 313 East 12th St., Suite 210 Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 476-6346 – phone
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Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Posted By: 
Mary Castetter
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019