Legislative Intern

Offered By: 
Senator Carlos Uresti, Texas Senate
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Description: 
Senator Carlos Uresti is seeking highly motivated and responsible individuals with a strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality and professionalism to assist with operations in his Capitol office. Candidates must possess strong organizational skills. Interns will support legislative staff by writing policy memos and constituent letters, and performing general office duties. Positions are unpaid, part-time, and hours are negotiable. The internship dates are for the fall of 2017, from September 1st to December 22nd. Interns are expected to commit to 10-15 hours per week, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interns will set a regular schedule of hours in that time frame in blocks of at least three hour increments. The office is located in the Capitol Complex in downtown Austin. Start and end date are flexible. We will work with your college or university to earn course credit for your internship, if applicable. Duties • Drafting templates for constituent letters on assigned topics or bills; • 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; • 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: 
Please send a current resume and brief cover letter as separate documents to Carlos Uresti at carlos.uresti@senate.texas.gov. Please use the subject "2017 Fall Internship Application". Please save your resume and cover letter with your name in the file name. Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Contact Rund Khayyat at rund.khayyat@senate.texas.gov or call 512-463-0119 for more information.
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Rund Khayyat
Expiration Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017