Legislative and Policymaking Internship

Offered By: 
Travis County Intergovernmental Relations Office
Job Location: 
Austin
Salary: 
Unpaid
Job Description: 
During the spring of 2019, the IGR Office’s primary focus will be execution of the County’s legislative agenda for the Regular Session of the 86th Texas Legislature, which begins on January 8, 2019. The legislative agenda is a working document of the County’s priorities for the session, and reflects input from some 30 County departments and divisions as well as over 40 elected officials. An important part of the Travis County process is monitoring the approximately 7,000 bills that will be filed during the session to determine which bills affect the county, and how. IGR staff and interns play a critical role in identifying bills for review and in assigning them to subject matter experts in the county administrative departments. As the session gathers steam, IGR staff will work with legislators to draft bills, prepare bill analyses and develop talking points. IGR staff will also attend committee hearings and monitor floor action in both the House and the Senate. The intern(s) will be involved in all these activities. Hours are flexible, with the goal of maximizing both the intern’s learning experience and his or her value to the overall IGR effort. IGR’s preference is for the intern to commit a minimum of 12 hours a week, on a regular schedule, to the internship experience.
Application Instructions: 
To apply, send a letter of interest, a résumé, and a brief writing sample to the email address below. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 21, 2018. IGR@traviscountytx.gov
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
Send application to IGR@traviscountytx.gov. For more information, please contact Julie Wheeler (512-854-4774) in the Travis County Intergovernmental Relations Office.
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Julie Wheeler, IGR Specialist
Expiration Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018