Monday, January 2, 2012

Internship with Maryland State Senator Ronald Young

Job Title: Legislative/Administrative Intern
Start Date:  January 9, 2012

The Office of Maryland State Senator Ronald Young is seeking a legislative/administrative intern to work in Senator Young’s Capitol Office in Annapolis on various legislative projects, including support work for the upcoming Legislative Session.  Assignments will have demonstrable results and intern will work directly with the Chief of Staff and the Executive Assistant to gain first-hand experience in legislative advocacy and office management.  This internship is ideal for a college or graduate student interested who wants to gain real-world experience in a legislative office setting.

Senator Young represents Frederick and Washington Counties and was mayor of Frederick for 16 years. 
He is a member of the Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, the Environmental Subcommittee, the Labor Licensing and Regulation Subcommittee, and is also on the Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space.  He is currently on the Task Force on Green Technology, Life Science, and Health Information Technology Loan Assistance Repayment Program and Governor’s Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing. 

We are seeking candidates available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week (max. 40 hours) during the duration of the Maryland General Assembly 2012 Legislative Session.

College credit is available and required hours may be adjusted to meet individual college requirements.   

The intern’s primary responsibilities include:
-Scheduling meetings for Staff to discuss legislative priorities with legislators and field advocates
-Conducting research and developing educational materials for Senate hearings on legislation
-Attending Senate briefings, hearings, and other events
-Providing technical and administrative support to Staff members
-Providing general support to Staff members
Skills and Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree or working towards one
-Interest in education, health, and environmental policy and advocacy
-Impeccable organization skills with attention to detail
-Ability to prioritize and multi-task
-Superb written and oral communication skills
-Excellent MS Office skills, including Excel
-Basic knowledge of legislative process
-Ability to work in a pressured environment

How to apply
All interested intern applicants should send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample (no more than 2 pages) to Ryan Trout at (No phone calls or faxes, please). Internships generally parallel college semesters, although exact dates are adjusted according to the intern’s schedule and the office’s need.  Please note that internships do not guarantee a job with the Senator upon college graduation.

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