TCDD Public Policy Internship

Offered By: 
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Location (Other): 
Combination of remote and in-office schedule to be determined.
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$18 per hour
Job Description: 
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is accepting applications for its Public Policy internship. The TCDD Public Policy intern will assist the agency's Public Policy division with researching policy issues, tracking legislation, drafting informational features such as the Bill of the Week and weekly legislative updates, and crafting social media content. The intern will interact with legislative offices and agency officials for the development and distribution of TCDD materials, help produce talking points and one-pagers on policy topics, draft testimony for public hearings, attend meetings with stakeholders to take notes, and potentially assist with the coordination of TCDD events at the State Capitol. The intern may review proposals and help to set up external review panels for TCDD grant applications, and may also assist with research and editing of materials for TCDD federal reporting. The intern may assist with other general office duties. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team. Candidates should be responsible, detail-oriented, and have working knowledge of modern office equipment and computer programs. Interest in disability advocacy and knowledge of public policy is preferred. Strong writing skills are required, and experience with design tools such as Canva would be ideal. Applicants must be seeking a degree in Government, Communications, Social Work or a related area and must have at least 30 hours of academic credit. This position is for the Spring 2023 semester, beginning in January and ending in May of 2023, with a potential extension through the end of July. At least 12-15 hours per week is required.
Application Instructions: 
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest with “Public Policy Internship” followed by your name in the subject line to Scott Daigle at scott.daigle@tcdd.texas.gov.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Contact Information: 
Scott Daigle, TCDD Public Policy Director, scott.daigle@tcdd.texas.gov
Type of Internship: 
State Agency
Comments: 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested. TCDD will provide an agency-issued laptop for the Public Policy intern.
Posted By: 
Scott Daigle
Expiration Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2022