Government Affairs Intern: 2016 Legislative Session

GeorgiaLink Public Affairs Group secures and strengthens relationships between the private sector and government. We draw on our unique mix of experience in politics, private industry, government and professional associations to steer legislation and mobilize business and political communities to create opportunities for a diverse clientele that includes Fortune 500 companies, associations, entrepreneurs, professional groups and local governments.

georgialinkCurrently, we are offering a learning experience for three internships. The interns will assist our team in state lobbying efforts at the Capitol during the 2016 Legislative Session.

Application Period: September 15 – October 15, 2015
Positions Available: Three
Position Dates: January 2016 start date, through April 2016
Prerequisites: Third year level student or higher
Preferred Areas of Study: Political Science or Pre-Law

Behavioral traits, attitudes, and skills required
The ideal candidate will:
• Have strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Be detail oriented
• Be able to identify and provide the appropriate level of information
• Be able to organize large amounts of information, with high attention to detail
• Be positive and responsive
• Exude a high level of professionalism
• Be able to work well with peers in a team setting
• Be trustworthy and respectful
• Have a strong interest in politics and government
• Be punctual

Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of the internship is to assist our lobbying team in state lobbying efforts at the Capitol during the 2016 Legislative Session. Potential tasks associated with this include, but are not limited to:
• Attend committee hearings and agency meetings, take detailed notes on legislation or issues that GeorgiaLink is tracking
• Event coordination
• Coordinate and prepare handouts for meetings
• Assist with creation and distribution of electronic information
• Maintain the bill tracking website
• Maintain a schedule for established deadlines
• Provide office and administrative support

• The opportunity to gain hands-on experience in state lobbying efforts
• Gain knowledge of the legislative process
• Gain knowledge of issues important to the state of Georgia
• Credit hours upon agreement and documentation by sponsoring institution
• Paid internship

To Apply:
Please send the following information to with Intern as the subject line:
• Resume and cover letter
• A reference from an instructor, advisor or other non-relative (or indicate one is being sent by a reference).
• A brief writing sample of no more than five pages. This may be a business style writing sample, or selection from a longer piece written for class, a school newspaper, etc.

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