TechNet’s Spring 2022 Internship: Texas and the Southeast

Offered By: 
TechNet
Job Location: 
Remote
Job Location (Other): 
Austin
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
Up to 24 weeks, 15 hours per week, $15 per hour
Job Description: 
Opportunity: As the Voice of the Innovation Economy, TechNet advances public policies and private sector initiatives at the state and federal levels that make the United States the world leader in innovation. We champion policies that foster a climate of innovation and competition, allowing America’s tech industry to flourish. When policymakers are grappling with today’s most transformative new technologies, they turn to us. TechNet’s Texas office is seeking a highly motivated remote intern to assist in the tracking, organization, communication, and advancement of TechNet’s legislative priorities in Texas and the Southeast Region during the spring of 2022. The Southeast region includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina and Virginia. TechNet’s intern will acquire practical experience while gaining first-hand exposure to the legislative process. The intern will work directly with TechNet’s executive director for Texas and the Southeast, Servando Esparza. Key responsibilities for the internship will include: • Conducting research on specific bills, issues, and voting records; • Monitoring committee hearings and writing reports; • Scheduling legislative meetings with policymakers and stakeholders; • Tracking legislation across the region; and • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: • Current students enrolled in four-year college or graduate school • Students with some previous legislative experience and/or understanding of the legislative process, regionally or in Texas, is preferred. DESIRED SKILLS: • Interest in learning more about the evolving technology sector and values continuous learning opportunities • We are looking for an organized self-starter who can exercise independent judgement in a remote environment and able to work well under pressure • High computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and virtual meeting software • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships • Ability to proactively prioritize work, resolve problems, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals and deadlines are met • Must have an ability to effectively and professionally interact with colleagues, member companies, elected officials, and staff with diverse backgrounds and treat everybody with respect.
Application Instructions: 
Submit a resume, cover letter briefly describing your experience in reference to the qualifications, and available days/hours beginning January 10th, by e-mail to: Servando Esparza at: sesparza@technet.org Position open until filled. Applications received by December 15 will be prioritized. TechNet is an equal opportunity organization. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. Members of traditionally underrepresented communities, including women, people of color, LGBTQ, and people who are differently abled are encouraged to apply.
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
Servando Esparza at sesparza@technet.org
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Posted By: 
Servando Esparza
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022