Student Associate - Governmental Relations

Offered By: 
The University of Texas System Office of Governmental Relations
Job Location: 
Job Location (Other): 
The University of Texas System Building (downtown Austin, TX)
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$12/hour (maximum of 19 hours/week)
Job Description: 
About The University of Texas System: Established by the Texas Constitution in 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and five health institutions. The University of Texas System is primarily based in Austin, TX and is responsible for the central management and coordination of the thirteen institutions. Diversity and inclusion are core values for UT System, which serves the needs of a diverse and growing state. To that end, our review of applications will embrace the principles of the veterans and former foster children employment preferences (state laws), all of which are intended to promote diverse interview pools. About The Office of Governmental Relations: The Office of Governmental Relations (OGR) supports The University of Texas System and the Board of Regents in the pursuit of excellence in education, research, and service by enhancing public and governmental support necessary to the operations of the eight academic institutions, five health institutions, and UT System Administration. Essential Functions: The Student Associate will work with UT System Governmental Relations staff to provide on-line based legislative research and in-person administrative support to all departmental staff in preparation of and during the 88th Texas Legislative Session. Duties will include: • Monitoring and reporting on legislative committee hearings and state agency meetings • Performing on-line legislative/higher education related policy research • Assisting with the legislative bill tracking system • Updating and maintaining various legislative contacts lists, documents, and legislative member bio packets • Digitally scanning and indexing correspondence and paper documents into electronic records system • Transporting UT System staff to and from the UT System building in a 10-passenger van or Suburban • Performing pickups and deliveries to and from the UT System building • Performing general office clerical duties as needed Required Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an accredited university field of study related to government, public administration, policy development, or related field. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to utilize the Windows Operating System including Microsoft 365, Teams, Word, Excel, Adobe, and Zoom. Ability to offer attention to detail and accuracy in work produced. Ability to work both cooperatively in a team environment and efficiently in an unsupervised environment. Possess a valid Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. A driving record check will be conducted on the selected applicant. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest/experience in the field of state government and the legislative process. Working Conditions: Will work around standard office conditions. Regular use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Application Instructions: 
How to Apply: Send one email to Pablo Ortiz at as specified below - 1. Subject Line: OGR Student Associate - Fall 2022 - First Name Last Name 2. Indicate your preference for either a morning or afternoon shift and which days and hours of the Mon. - Fri. workweek you are available to work. 3. Attach the following documents as Word or PDF files to the email: a. Employment Application ( b. Resume c. Cover Letter d. 3 Professional References (incl. contact information)
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Pablo Ortiz The University of Texas System Office of Governmental Relations (512) 499-4252 office
Type of Internship: 
Posted By: 
Pablo Ortiz
Expiration Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022