Legislative Intern

Offered By: 
Texas Star Alliance
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Description: 
Responsibilities: • Conduct research on specific legislation as directed by principals • Maintain an ongoing understanding of political news and current events • Development of data and resources relating to legislation • General office maintenance duties • Create and maintain positive relationships with Capitol staff and members • Operate reception desk (i.e., answer phone calls, greet clients and visitors, filing) • Interns will produce and deliver an oral presentation on a topic of their choosing. This report will discuss the relevant context, historic and current legislation, and the political climate on the subject Required Qualifications: • Passion for Texas politics and policy • Experienced in Microsoft office • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills • Proficient in verbal and written communication • Ability to conduct responsibilities with autonomy and discipline Preferred Qualifications: • Familiarity creating social media content and strategies • Experience with legislative language • Deep understanding of the Texas legislature and lawmaking process This position is unpaid. The ideal candidate would be available 10-12 hours per week; scheduling and hours are mostly flexible. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, professional, and capable individuals. Interns will work closely with a designated mentor and complete various tasks as assigned by principals.
Application Instructions: 
Please submit a resume, cover letter, description of your policy areas of interest, and availability to Patrick Humphrey at patrick@texasstaralliance.com with the subject line "Internship Application."
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Please contact Patrick Humphrey: patrick@texasstaralliance.com
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Posted By: 
Patrick Humphrey
Expiration Date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021