Legislative Intern District Office

Offered By: 
State Representative Shawn Thierry
Job Location: 
Job Location (Other): 
Inner-loop 610 locations
Job Description: 
The Office of State Representative Shawn Thierry is seeking applicants for full or part- time legislative internships who will assist in the daily activities in District Office (Houston Texas), inter-loop 610 locations. Interns must be able to commit to at least 16 hours a week. Duties and Responsibilities: Interns will assist with all duties related to the operation of the Office, including regular contact and discourse with constituents, public officials, media, advocates, lobbyists, and other Capitol staff. Ability to learn quickly and master new skills in a fast-paced environment • Excellent writing and oral communication skills • High level of organization • Ability to work effectively with representatives from government agencies, legislative offices, and advocacy organizations • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and internet-based research, perform various administrative tasks and other duties as assigned • Answer phones • Communicate with office visitors • Conduct policy research • Track and analyze legislation • Assist with constituent casework. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist on various constituent casework issues or work on District-based projects of importance. Duration: This unpaid internship. The internship may be extended due to performance and needs of the Office. Desired Qualifications: Applicants should be professional, responsible, and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with basic knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment. Applicants must be able to meet deadlines in high pressure situations, both independently and in cooperation with others, and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills. General knowledge of the legislative process and issues of concern locally and statewide is greatly preferred. Successful candidates will posses the following characteristics: punctuality, dependability, honesty, congeniality, a strong work ethic, flexibility, integrity, and a commitment to Democratic policy principles.
Application Instructions: 
Applicants should fax or email a resume, with the subject line "Legislative Internship" to: Office of State Representative Shawn Thierry Telephone: 512-463-0518 Fax: 512-463-0941 Email: sheryl.taylor@house.texas.gov
Contact Information: 
Sheryl Taylor District Director District 146 sheryl.taylor@house.texas.gov
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Sheryl Taylor, DIstrict Director
Expiration Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018