Legislative Intern

Offered By: 
Rep. John Bucy III
Job Location: 
Austin
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$1,500/month
Job Description: 
SUMMARY: Interns will support the Representative and Staff in matters of legislation, research, and maintaining an open and engaged office for constituents and stakeholders. This position lasts the duration of 8 weeks and primarily reports to the Chief of Staff. It may be extended by mutual agreement. This position offers a minimum salary of $1,500 a month with the expectation of 15 hours of work per week. APPLICANTS: Ideal applicants are undergraduate or graduate students who are highly motivated and eager to learn and grow while giving back to the community. Strong communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and a strong work ethic are required. An interest in politics and the state legislative process or policy areas is strongly recommended. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: o Assist with research, briefings, memos, and otherwise in developing policy; preparing for hearings or committee meetings; and in advance of meetings with constituents and visitors; o Complete office tasks such as data entry, logging incoming and outgoing correspondence, handling visitors, telephone calls, and other clerical duties; o Maintain a good working relationship with the Representative, Staff, and constituents; and o Perform other duties as assigned. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: o Ability to perform the essential job functions above; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Thoroughness and careful attention to detail; o Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner and work cooperatively and courteously with others; o Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of responsibilities; and o Proficiency in office computer applications and word processing The Texas House of Representatives 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 provisions of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please call (512) 463-0865.
Application Instructions: 
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with subject line “ Legislative Internship” to allison.heinrich@house.texas.gov.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
No
Contact Information: 
Allison Heinrich, Chief of Staff, 512-463-0696, allison.heinrich@house.texas.gov
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Allison Heinrich
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022