Interns Only - Intergovernmental Relations Internship

THIS IS A NON-PAID STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Intergovernmental relations Intern will work directly with the Department of Communication and Legislative affairs and will have a heavy emphasis on legislative efforts on behalf of the City Council during the Texas 87th Legislative Session.

 

This intern will work on a variety of projects related to intergovernmental affairs including but not limited to:

  • Maintaining the Legislative Online Bill Tracker Tool
  • Facilitating data collection from department subject matter experts
  • Policy research and briefing
  • Creating and developing correspondence to Texas Legislators, agencies, and the US Congress
  • Arlington Innovation Zone ideation and coalition building
  • Attend strategy calls with Legislative Consultants and Other cities 

     

     

Knowledge and Skills

Successful applicants will be bright, responsible, flexible, ambitious self-starters with an interest in public policy, politics, and intergovernmental relations.

 

Specifically, the intern should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of the Texas government and familiarity with Texas politics
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Time management skills
  • Experience in policy research
  • Data entry abilities
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student level
  • Career interest in public policy, government, legislative consulting, or related field

 

Individual must be able to schedule 10-20 hours a week. Hours are flexible between the 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM workday.

 

Contact Information:

Alexa Aragonez, Senior Management Analyst

Communication and Legislative Affairs

101 W. Abram St.

Arlington, TX  76004

817-459-6347

Alexa.Aragonez@arlingtontx.gov