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The Texas Public Policy Foundation, Communications Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10641

Sat, August 1, 2015

Explore this opportunity and how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, search for Job ID 10641


The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking intern candidates who are motivated to help the Foundation apply our guiding principles of liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise to reshape public policy in Texas. The most successful applicants are open-minded, entrepreneurial and hardworking, with good research, writing, and interpersonal skills.

An internship at the Foundation is not just another job, not just a résumé bullet. Our Foundation provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with some of the best free market thinkers in the country who are researching a wide range of different policy areas, and all the places those topics intersect, that impact not just Texas but the entire country.

Our interns become part of the Foundation family as the staff members share their time, knowledge, and experience with each intern class through a series of discussions that illustrate the range of places where policy decisions have a chance to change the world. All of our interns leave our Foundation with a solid understanding of all the work we do: our outreach, policy positions, and our work to change Texas for the better.

An intern at TPPF will spend time outside the Foundation as well. During the upcoming session, our interns will be a vital part of our efforts by monitoring testimony and committee hearings, as well as researching according to the needs of the staff. You’ll meet staff from the offices of advocacy groups, media outlets, legislators, state agencies, and the judiciary. We also invite a handful of these folks to our offices each semester to talk to our interns about their experience and background, and the public policy process from a different perspective.

Our interns may also have the opportunity to publish individually or in collaboration with our team, based on their individual writing talents and the needs of the Foundation. As part of your research, you’ll work closely with your center or department, polishing professional skills. Well written policy pieces may be selected to appear as a blog post, op-ed, or policy brief.

Communications interns will work with the Foundation’s director of communications in writing and editing press releases, commentaries, and other media products. They’ll work with our publications team to edit and release our publications, and with our digital campaigns and analytics manager to update the website, social media, and track the success of our efforts. They will also work with media professionals, attend staff meetings, and meet policymakers.

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