Administrative Support Aide (Unpaid)

Offered By: 
State Representative Carl O. Sherman
Job Location: 
Job Location (Other): 
Lancaster, Texas
Job Description: 
The Office of State Representative is currently seeking applicants to fill at least two (2) intern positions. Interns will have the opportunity to play a significant role in administrative support, communications, learn about the legislative process, and research state issues. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Interns will be asked to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. All intern positions are unpaid, and the position will require working and being trained both in the office and remotely. As such, access to a phone, camera, and laptop is required. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Interns perform a variety of tasks, including those in the following categories: legislative research, communications, and administrative support. The role of an intern, as well as full-time staff, is to serve the public while learning about the inner workings of a state representative's office. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Maintain District 109 emails and associated database updates. Answer incoming phone calls and disseminate as needed to staff. Become well versed in the member’s legislative priorities and viewpoints on various subjects as it relates to District 109 or the State of Texas. Interns may be asked to attend weekly video staff meetings, as well as any other meetings directed by State Representative or senior staff. Assist with additional administrative needs as they arise (scanning, printing, etc.). Provide office support; greet visitors; answer phones; process resolutions and certificate requests. Support District Director and Chief of Staff. Monitor, track mail and respond in a timely manner. COMMUNICATIONS: Monitor current events, social/community needs, and important district and state information for the purpose of advancing legislation for the interim and upcoming session. Assist with virtual events and set up virtual staff meetings. An ideal candidate will have great communication skills, be knowledgeable in various computer programs, have research knowledge, possess great attention to detail, be willing to learn, be flexible, as well as be able to work independently in order to meet deadlines. Additionally, two years of political experience and/or an interest in politics would further highlight the best candidate. A minimum of 15 intern hours per week must be scheduled during regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Application Instructions: 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references (non-family) to Chief-of-Staff, Melissa Bradford at
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Chief-of-Staff, Melissa Bradford, at
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Office of State Representative Carl O. Sherman
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022