Law & Policy Intern: Office of State Sen. Royce West

Offered By: 
Office of State Sen. Royce West
Job Location: 
Job Description: 
The office of State Sen. Royce West is seeking two Law & Policy Interns for the Spring 2024 semester. This position is ONLY OPEN to active law school students in Texas.  This position will report to the Legislative Director and will be responsible for assisting the Legislative Director in preparation for the 89th Texas Legislature. This includes legal research, writing memos, briefing papers, etc.  This position must possess strong research and writing skills, and the ability to complete topical memoranda or reports on topics as assigned. This is an in-office position with a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week required. While this position is not compensated, we do work with various programs at area universities that allow students to be compensated for their work.  An internship in the Office of State Sen. Royce West provides students the opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process across all issue spectrums and most legislative process areas. Do work that matters.  Policy and research interns in the office of State Senator Royce West have the unique opportunity to perform work that touches the lives of everyday Texans and shapes state government and its institutions in the 21st Century. Whether your interest lies in general government and general law, or specific topic areas such as health and human services, finance, or children's issues, you will have a chance to gain experience and knowledge in topic areas that matter to you. Knowledge that is transferrable.  Knowledge you will gain as an intern in the office of State Senator Royce West is useful to you across all disciplines and aspects of your future work. You will gain a hands-on look at how state government relates to other government institutions and agencies, the public, the government relations sector, and more. Interact with policymakers.  Our interns aren't stuck at a desk. They work with and attend meetings with staff across state government, giving them the opportunity to be exposed directly to policy and decision makers at various government agencies. This also provides our interns exposure to how agency policy is shaped by legislators during legislative interims.
Application Instructions: 
Resume, cover letter, and writing sample required.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Vince Leibowitz
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Vince Leibowitz
Expiration Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2023