Legislative Intern

Offered By: 
Representative Jim Murphy
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
TX
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
Position: The Legislative Intern position is a support staff position in the office of State Representative Jim Murphy, West Houston. The position is available immediately and does not have a specific end date. Qualified candidates should expect to spend approximately 15 hours a week handling constituent casework, legislative research, and assisting with committee interim charges. Representative Murphy is seeking his 5th term representing House District 133. As the Chairman of the House Committee on Special Purpose Districts and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, he requires a fast-paced, professional office with little to no downtime. Duties: Legislative Research Coordinate Special Events / Projects Greet Office Guests Answer phones / Emails / Clerical Attend Legislative Briefings & Other Informative Events Constituent Correspondence / Casework Letters / Recommendations / Congratulatory Writing Social Media Communication Skills/Qualities: Dependable & Hardworking Strong Organizational & Time Management Skills Proficient in Microsoft Office Advanced Writing Skills Research Ability Strong Interest in the Legislative Process Professional Appearance Required
Application Instructions: 
Please send a resume and short introductory paragraph to Chief of Staff Jason Briggs at jason.briggs@house.texas.gov
Contact Information: 
Questions: Benjamin.williams@house.texas.gov or 512-463-0514 Submissions: Jason.Briggs@house.texas.gov or 512-463-0514
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Comments: 
This is an unpaid position. However, our office has a very high placement rate for staff members seeking future full-time paid positions. Interns are treated with respect and rewarded with added responsibilities and appreciation. Your hard work will be valued by our office, and it will bring value to you in the form of knowledge, contacts, and experience.
Posted By: 
Benjamin Williams
Expiration Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017