Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program

Offered By: 
Mexican American Legislative Leadership Foundation
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Job Description: 
Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program Description The Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program is named in honor of the longest-serving Hispanic member of the Texas House of Representatives, Paul C. Moreno (El Paso), and the first Mexican American woman to serve in the Texas Legislative, the late Irma Rangel (Kingsville). The leadership program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students across Texas to gain real experience working in the Texas House of Representatives. Accepted program participants will be placed in a MALC members’ legislative office and serve as a full-time policy fellow. Fellows will work alongside experiences legislative staff and participate in weekly seminars where they will interact with other program participants, Latino leaders, elected officials and state agency representatives. In addition to learning the legislative process and developing their leadership skills, participants will receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses. The Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program begins on January 2, 2019 with a mandatory program orientation, and ends on May 30th, 2019. Fellows will be required to work full-time in Austin, Texas for the entire duration of the legislative session.
Application Instructions: 
APPLICATION CHECKLIST *All application materials must be received no later than 5PM on October 24, 2018 (regular application deadline). APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 9TH. Completed Application Form Resume listing education, honors, extracurricular activities, community involvement, employment history and special skills Personal Statement Two letters of recommendation from individuals other than family and friends (may be sent separately but must be received by 5:00 PM on October 24, 2018 OR 5:00 PM on November 9, 2018). Sealed academic transcripts from current or most recent attended institutions (may be sent separately but must be postmarked by October 24, 2018 OR 5:00 PM on November 9, 2018). Please address any supporting documents for your application to: MALLF Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program 1122 Colorado Street, Suite 107, Austin, Texas 78701
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Contact Information: 
IRMA REYES AT IREYES@MALC.ORG Mexican American Legislative Leadership Foundation, Inc. | 512.236.8410 1122 Colorado Street, Suite 107, Austin, Texas 78701
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Eligibility Requirements A Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Foundation fellow must meet the following requirements: Must be an undergraduate, having completed at least 60 hours, in a two or four-year accredited institution, OR Graduate student enrolled in an accredited institution, OR A recent graduate, AND 21 years of age or older (as of January 8, 2019), Possess excellent composition and communication skills, Provide community/extracurricular involvement, recommendations, and supporting documents that speak to their leadership potential, and Must have a minimum grade point (GPA) average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Posted By: 
Mexican American Legislative Leadership Foundation
Expiration Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018