Capitol Office Intern

Offered By: 
State Representative Chris Turner
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Job Description: 
The Capitol (Austin) Office of State Representative Chris Turner is currently seeking an applicant for one unpaid intern position during the Fall 2023 semester. As an intern, students will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, research issues impacting the state and District 101, provide support with communications and social media, and help prepare information for interim committee hearings. Interns will be asked to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Intern positions are unpaid, but we will work with all interns to ensure they receive academic credit, if desired. Each intern will perform a variety of tasks. Task assignments are broken down into three basic categories: clerical support, communications, and legislative research. The role of the intern, as well as full-time staff, is to serve the public while learning about the inner workings of a state representative's office. Clerical Support: ● Opening and processing mail ● Answering phones and greeting visitors ● Filing and scanning Communications: ● Writing social media copy and creating graphics ● Preparing response letters to constituent correspondence ● Aiding the Chief of Staff in drafting office communications Legislative Research: ● Attending issue and legislative briefings and preparing summary memos ● Performing research on issues or topics related to interim committee charges and hearings ● Preparing for the 89th Legislative Session by doing research on issues important to District 101 and the state
Application Instructions: 
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample via email to the Chief of Staff, Kelly Peterson at with the subject line: Spring Internship.
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Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Kelly Peterson
Expiration Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2024