Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Policy/Legislative Internship

 Policy/Legislative Intern
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Position Type: Winter/January Term Internship

Desired Major(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences/Criminology and Criminal Justice, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Economics, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Business/Finance, Public Policy/Public Policy (GRAD), Public Policy/Public Administration MPS (GRAD)

Baltimore, Maryland (United States)
Annapolis, Maryland (United States)

Description: The Policy/Legislative Intern will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director for Policy and Government Affairs and assist in supporting the Department's government relations and business outreach activities. The Intern will gain experience in the areas of advocacy, communication and policy and fiscal analysis. The Intern will have the opportunity to observe the management/operations of a principal unit of State government, adding to their public administration experience.

Job Function: Administrative/Support Services

Desired Class Level(s): Junior, Senior, Masters Candidate

Duration: 90 days

Salary Level: $9.25-$11.25/hr or credit in lieu of salary

Course Background: The ideal candidate is a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Political Science, Economics, Finance, Law, or Public Administration/Policy with a working knowledge of State government and legislative process or an interest in public administration, policy or legal studies. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and strong organizational skills.
Additional Skills: The Intern must be able to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision, should possess the ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems; and work well in a team environment. Experience with Excel, Power Point, databases and Internet research is preferred but not required.

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