Legislative Internship

Offered By: 
State Representative Andrew Murr
Job Location: 
Austin
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated, bright, and hardworking individual(s) for an internship in the Capitol Office of State Representative Andrew Murr. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience while assisting with the day-to-day operations of a legislative office during the interim. While daily schedules are flexible, interns are expected to make a time commitment of 15 hours per week Monday through Friday. The internship will begin in mid-January and conclude in mid-May with the possibility of an extension if requested by the intern and offered by the office. The intern(s) will perform a range of tasks, ranging from administrative duties to attending legislative policy briefings and/or interim committee hearings. Other duties include letter writing, constituent responses, and data entry. (Mandatory Qualifications) Successful candidates will: have previous work experience; have proven oral and written communication skills; have an interest in the Texas Legislature; be deadline focused and goal oriented; be able to work effectively with representatives from government agencies, legislative offices, and advocacy organizations; possess intellectual curiosity and an interest in learning complex policy issues; and possess problem-solving skills. While not mandatory, bonus points will be given to candidates from (or who were raised in) one of the 12 counties in Texas House District 53.
Application Instructions: 
Application Instructions: Please send your current resume (complete with your address), a cover letter, two references, and brief writing sample (1-2 pages) to regan.ellmer@house.texas.gov with the subject line "internship." In your cover letter, please specify the hours you are available during the spring 2018 semester. Qualified candidates will be contacted to set up an interview. Please send all inquiries via email.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
Regan Ellmer, Chief of Staff regan.ellmer@house.texas.gov
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Comments: 
Experience Required: Previous work experience is required. Previous legislative experience is not.
Posted By: 
Regan Ellmer
Expiration Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018