Legislative Intern

Offered By: 
Senator Lois Kolkhorst
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Job Description: 
The Capitol Office of State Senator Lois Kolkhorst is currently seeking punctual, hardworking applicants interested in the legislative process for the 87th Special Sessions. Qualified candidates should expect to work at least 2 days per week. The Legislative Intern will work directly with the legislative staff to implement the Senator's legislative agenda, assist with communication outreach, and contribute to other Capitol Office functions as assigned. Additionally the intern will work with the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Research legislation in various policy areas including business and commerce, health and human services, natural resources and economic development, finance, water, agriculture, rural affairs, transportation; • Assist with constituent casework and draft correspondence; • Attend relevant briefings, meetings, and committee hearings; • Help create talking points for speaking engagements; • Monitor political and legislative movement; • Drafting of social media posts ; SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: • Strong oral and written communication skills; • Familiarity with local, state and federal agencies and departments; • Ability to work well in a team-based environment; • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail; • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
Application Instructions: 
To Apply Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Matthew Russell at matthew.russell@senate.texas.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please Note: Only applicants scheduled for an interview will be contacted. The Texas Senate is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please call (512) 463-0125.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Matthew Russell
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021