Operations Internship

Offered By: 
Republican Party of Texas
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Job Description: 
What does an RPT internship look like? Interns are a vital part of daily activities at the RPT headquarters in downtown Austin. The Party thrives on the assistance of self-motivated, diligent, responsible young people who volunteer their time in exchange for learning Party process, honing office skills, and gaining valuable political experience. Interns work with staff on projects such as engagement, communications, fundraising, data, polling, policy implementation, event planning, and community outreach. Many receive college credit for their work (check with your college). What is expected of an RPT intern? As an intern, you will be expected to show up at the office for regular shifts, as planned with your supervisor. Our regular office hours are 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, and morning and afternoon shifts are available. Weekend and evening events may be scheduled occasionally but are not mandatory for interns. Most interns work from 15-25 hours a week, and we are happy to accommodate school/work schedules. All RPT staff and interns are expected to provide support to our SREC members and Republican County Chairs and to promote and advance the Party platform and core beliefs. We will also expect you to be self-motivated and responsible in following through on assigned tasks. These tasks will vary depending on our needs and also depending on where you have been assigned. All interns will take shifts answering phones, and all are expected to participate in data entry and phone calling projects. Interns may be assigned mostly to specific departments, such as Communications, Press/Media, Operations, Accounting, Election Administration, etc. Duties can include working with social media, engagement projects, incoming mail, writing/drafting, and more. We will also provide mini-lectures and opportunities for you to learn more about process and to advance your skillset
Application Instructions: 
MORE INFO: https://www.texasgop.org/rpt-internship-program/ APPLY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/2v0avsh Who should apply to be an RPT intern? If you meet all or most of these qualifications, we encourage you to apply: - Strongly committed to Republican principles and strongly desire to advance them in Texas - Proficient in typing and using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google docs & spreadsheets - Skilled at communication - Disciplined, responsible, self-motivated - Creative at problem-solving - Comfortable with technology - In college (or college-age — college attendance not required) - Some political-related experience (grassroots, previous internships, campaign/legislative work, etc.) - Have transportation to downtown Austin - Able to commit to at least 10-15 hours per week for at least 2 months - Familiar with the RPT platform How and when can I apply? You may apply anytime! Most interns’ commitments are for the duration of a school semester, but we are flexible and happy to receive applications at any time. Our application is online, and we appreciate your thoughtful and complete responses to the questions on the form.
Contact Information: 
For more information, please contact Rachel Malone at rmalone@texasgop.org or 512.937.3006.
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Posted By: 
Rachel Malone, Operations Director
Expiration Date: 
Friday, February 9, 2018