Spring Legislative Internship

Offered By: 
State Senator José Menéndez's Office
Job Location: 
Job Description: 
The Capitol Office of State Senator José Menéndez is offering an unpaid internship for Spring 2024 to graduate and undergraduate students. The internship will be multifaceted with a particular emphasis on legislative research. The legislative internship will teach students how to research legislation, develop policy positions, respond to constituent needs, and perform other tasks. The internship will also allow students to work on their topics of interest when possible. All interns will assist the Senate office staff and will be an integral part of the public service provided by the Senator's office. Applicants ought to possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, solid computer and writing skills, have the ability to understand and explain complex policy issues, and display a strong work ethic. Applicants should also have a strong desire to serve their community and be civically engaged. The atmosphere of the Senate office can be very quick-paced and highly demanding. Therefore, a professional and courteous manner is expected at all times. The Office of State Senator José Menéndez is open to working with the student's respective college or university to assist with course credit for the internship. Opportunities to extend into the summer can be discussed further into the internship, dependent upon performance, schedules, and if the legislature is in session.
Application Instructions: 
Please send a one-page resume and cover letter to Alexandra Calve at Alexandra.calve@senate.texas.gov. Letters of recommendation are optional, but appreciated. Please provide up to a week or two for a response as to whether you have been selected for an in-person interview. Applications must be emailed to Alexandra by December 29th. In-person interviews will be held in January at our Austin Office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alexandra Calve.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Alexandra Calve, Policy Analyst and Scheduler 512-463-0126 alexandra.calve@senate.texas.gov
Type of Internship: 
State Legislature
Posted By: 
Alexandra Calve
Expiration Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2023