Legislative Internship

Offered By: 
Texas Senator Don Huffines
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
Texas State Capitol
Job Description: 
Texas Senator Don Huffines is seeking part-time and/or full-time interns for his Capitol office in Austin, Texas for summer and fall of 2018 and for the 86th legislative session during the 2019 spring semester. The internship with Senator Huffines offers students a unique opportunity to acquire new skills and gain first-hand knowledge of public policy and the legislative process in the Texas Senate. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting research and writing memos and reports on policy issues, responding to constituent inquiries on assigned committee and policy areas, performing administrative functions related to the legislative process and constituent correspondence. General office duties are expected, which include but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, filing documents, and running office errands.
Application Instructions: 
Qualifications: Strong writing and research skills, analytical reasoning & critical thinking skills, experience and/or coursework in public policy or related field is preferable, self-driven, positive attitude, strong familiarity with conservative principles and philosophy, including liberty, economic freedom, free enterprise, and limed government. Priority is given to those available for at least 12 hours per week (part-time) or 24 hours per week (full time); Graduated from an accredited university, or currently enrolled as at least second-year in an in-state university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This is a competitive process. Due to the limited amount of space and resources available, there are usually more qualified applicants than positions available. To apply, please send a one page resume and availability to alison.smith@senate.texas.gov.
Contact Information: 
office: (512)463-0116 email: alison.smith@senate.texas.gov
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Annie Griesemer
Expiration Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019