Capitol Internship

Offered By: 
State Representative Jay Dean
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
State Capitol
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
In-person internship at the Texas Capitol. In this internship, students will have opportunity to learn how to: o research legislation o develop legislative proposals from stated problems o develop policy positions o respond to constituent needs Students may bring in topics and issues of interest that are consistent with Representative Dean's representation of HD 7. Responsibilities may include: o Answering constituent phone calls o Entering constituent requests and concerns in CMS o Researching and drafting responses to constituents o Planning/scheduling meetings o Researching legislative proposals o Organizing files and office in preparation of 88th Session o Other administrative duties as assigned - Must be organized and focused, with high attention to detail. - Must have professional appearance and maintain workplace decorum and confidentiality. - Must be able to work independently and stay on task, without constant, direct supervision. - Strong preference for ties to Gregg, Upshur, Harrison, Marion, or other East Texas counties. - Prior experience not necessary; willing to train someone who is eager, motivated, and hard-working. - Work schedule can be flexible based on student's schedule, but ideally at least a few hours a day, and at least 1-2 days per week.
Application Instructions: 
Please submit: - resume - availability/proposed schedule - and a letter of interest indicating why you want to work for Representative Dean's office, specifically. Send to: ashley.troy@house.texas.gov with subject line "Capitol Intern." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the application period may close as soon as the position is filled.
Contact Information: 
Email ashley.troy@house.texas.gov with subject line "Capitol Intern."
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Ashley Troy
Expiration Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2022