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9/7 - Office of Representative Dawnna Dukes, Legislative Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job Posting 10735

Mon, September 7, 2015

Explore this opportunity and how to apply via your BTT Gateway account; search for Job ID 10735

 General Description:
Part-time, non-paid internship position requiring regular contact with constituents, public officials, media, lobbyists and other Capitol staff. The duties of the position may include: community outreach projects, constituent casework, attending community events on behalf of the Representative, speech writing and assisting with event planning and general office duties, including clerical tasks. Duties of the position may also include assisting in drafting correspondence, research of legislative issues and creating advertisements.

The position is for the fall semester, beginning in August and ending in December. The internship may be extended. At least 180 hours must be completed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Seeking applicants who are professional, responsible and possess interpersonal skills. They should also be proficient with most routine computer programs and have excellent organizational skills. The applicant must be able to meet deadlines in high pressure situations, both independently and in cooperation with others. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as, interpersonal communications skills. Applicants must be able to maintain confidentiality, inside and outside of the office. General knowledge of the legislative process as well as state, local and federal issues preferred.

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