Start Date: November (estimated)
End Date: March (estimated)
This is a 40 hour per week position.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber Public Policy team tackles important issues such as tax, transportation, water, environment and education and workforce development. We focus on improving our region’s quality of life, growing jobs, supporting infrastructure and the economy and protecting Georgia’s brand as the #1 place for business.
Our Government Affairs Intern will support MAC staff members, at the Capitol and our office, as we help shape legislation impacting metro Atlanta and Georgia. This internship will involve learning new skills, performing research and communicating results, and helping coordinate and execute complex tasks. We go the extra mile to make sure our interns acquire valuable learning experiences in a professional environment.
Our ideal candidate is a high-achiever, self-starter and team player. Successful candidates will be organized, possess strong networking and communication skills, and be capable of managing multiple projects without close supervision. Responsibilities will vary based on needs during the session.
What You Will Learn/Do:
Monitor and report on committee meetings, hearings, floor debate, other legislative activities
Track legislation key to MAC’s legislative agenda
Assist with blog and social media content as well as other forms of communications
Contribute to policy analysis, bill summaries, written reports and other projects, as relevant
Support our Public Policy team with administrative and support tasks
Assist with legislative whip counts and other tracking activities
Build relationships with other lobbyists, legislative staff and legislators
Additional opportunities in policy-related projects
What We Desire in Candidates:
Background in Public Policy, Political Science, Government Affairs, Public Affairs or Communications or related fields is desirable, but not required
Effective communication skills, written and verbal (writing samples welcomed)
Social media proficiency
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
Creative, flexible, curious, resilient
Strong Interest in the legislative process
Skills and Attributes:
Organized, decisive, goal-oriented, detail-oriented, analytical, curious, able to adapt to unpredictable situations
Self-initiating, able to work independently and as a member of a high-performing team
Able to work at a fast pace and respond effectively to changing requests
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
Valid driver’s license
Ability to lift items weighing 30 pounds
Ability to work overtime as needed