Internship

Offered By: 
Texas House Democratic Caucus
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
Texas Capitol
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
The House Democratic Caucus (HDC) meets throughout the legislative session and interim to discuss public policy opportunities for Texas families, businesses, and individuals. Composed of all Democrats in the Texas House, the Caucus often joins together to develop legislative strategies on major pieces of legislation, support fellow Democrats as they work on their own bills, and communicate with state agencies about how rules and policies impact Texans across the state. Currently, the Texas HDC is seeking a part-time intern to assist with the day-to-day activities of the Caucus. The position requires a well-organized, self-starting individual that is able to complete and assist with a wide variety of projects. Work will include ongoing public policy research, support for House Democrat Caucus members during interim committee meetings, and research and communications assistance for the Executive Director. A strong candidate will be able to demonstrate proficiency with online communications tools (website, email, social media) as well as an ability to complete research in a timely manner. Prior experience at the Texas Capitol is welcome, but not required. The position is intended to run from January through the end of May 2018, with the possibility for extended work through the summer as well as the Fall 2018 semester. Applicants should be prepared to travel to the Texas Capitol for approximately 15-20 hours of work per week. Specific days and hours are flexibile; students who apply will be provided reasonable accommodation for major exam weeks, scheduled and approved in advance with the Executive Director.
Application Instructions: 
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and at least one letter of recommendation -- from a previous employer, supervisor, or professor -- to the Texas House Democratic Caucus Executive Director, Phillip Martin, no later than November 30, 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please email all materials to Phillip@TexasHouseDems.com. No phone calls, please.
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
Phillip Martin Executive Director, Texas House Democratic Caucus phillip@texashousedems.com
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Phillip Martin
Expiration Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017