Press Secretary / Communication Internship Opportunity (Unpaid)
Location: Austin, TX
The office of State Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins is seeking applicants that are interested in matters of communications and maintaining an open and engaged office for stakeholders. This is an unpaid internships for the Spring 2020 semester. Spring applicants must have general, part-time or full-time availability through May 2020. College credit available, where possible.
Essential Job Functions:
•Work on press releases and social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
•Identify and interpret potential social media trends to current legislative issues
•Plan, manage, and coordinate all social media programs and initiatives through a monthly social media calendar
•Achieve targeted results and ensure timely and effective execution of social media tactics &programs
•Develop benchmark criteria to measure effectiveness of social media programs, and implement changes as needed
•Respond & maintain a current status of the 87th Legislative Session and the Representative’s legislation across social media platforms
•Maintains a good working relationship with the Representative, staff, constituents, stakeholders, and agency staff
•Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief of Staff
Skills and Knowledge Required:
•Ability to perform the essential job functions above
•Applicants should have strong research and writing skills, well-developed organizational and inter personal skills, solid computer and typing skills, effective communication skills, the ability to work under tight deadlines, as well as the ability to learn independently and under direction
•Verified Account Social media proficiency – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
•Thoroughness and careful attention to detail
•Must be able to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner and work cooperatively and courteously with others
•Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of responsibilities
•Proficiency in office computer applications and word processing
•Applicants should also have an avid interest in government and the legislative process
Please submit your resume and availability schedule to the Chief of Staff, JD Pedraza, at JD.Pedraza@house.texas.gov. Please make the subject of the email, “Application for Internship”. If you have any questions please feel free to contact JD Pedraza at (210) 262-3869 or Caye Castillo at (214) 458-0262.
The Texas House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in
employment or the provisions of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please call