Legislative Internship

Offered By: 
State Representative John Turner
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
Capitol
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
State Representative John Turner is seeking applicants for a Legislative Internship at his Capitol office during the Spring 2020 semester. Driven by values of public service, professionalism, and mentorship, the internship program will give interns specialized trainings in legal/legislative research and writing all while enjoying a first-hand look at the politics and policies that govern Texas. This internship will offer students the opportunity to advance their interest in public policy and provide valuable employment experience. Benefits: Interns will have many opportunities for professional development and education. ❖ Exposure to the policymaking process in Texas and mentorship ❖ Networking, exploring future opportunities, and career advancement ❖ Course credit, if offered by your school Responsibilities: Interns may be asked to take on the following tasks: ❖ Draft one-pagers and memos on policy issues and legislation; ❖ Draft constituent letters and facilitate constituent correspondence; ❖ Assist with talking points, press releases, and other documents; ❖ Answering phones and greeting visitors; and ❖ Additional duties assigned as appropriate. Qualifications: Strong applicants will have the following qualities and skills: ❖ Currently enrolled in college or university; ❖ Punctuality, an attention to detail, and strong organizational skills; ❖ Strong work ethic and good communication skills; and ❖ A passion for public service and the legislative process.
Application Instructions: 
Email the following documents to Luis Soberon at luis.soberon@house.texas.gov: (1) your résumé; (2) a cover letter stating your interest; and (3) your Spring 2020 schedule, including weekly courses and other obligations. Eligible candidates must be available during regular business hours and willing to commit to a minimum 15 hours per week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (512) 463-0576.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Luis Soberon, Chief of Staff luis.soberon@house.texas.gov (512)463-0576
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Comments: 
The House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of service. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please call 463-0865.
Posted By: 
Luis Soberon
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020