Internship Opportunities

Senator Jehlen’s office is currently seeking applicants for internships. Interns will  have the opportunity to learn the day-to-day functions of a legislative office, work on aspects of policy and legislation,  and assist with communications and constituent services. Although all internships in Senator Jehlen’s office are unpaid, interns gain valuable experience by working in government and gathering experiences through the various roles they assume.
 
Responsibilities Will Include:
 Legislative

  • Research policy & legislation
  • Draft fact sheets & testimony
  • Attending hearings, briefings, and Senate sessions
  • Perform research projects based on either personal interest or office need

 
Responsibilities may also include (depending on personal goals and office needs):
 
Communications

  • Draft constituent response letters, press releases, and op-ed pieces
  • Maintain press clippings

Office Management

  • Answer phones and transfer to the appropriate staffer
  • Greet visitors
  • Enter data into a constituent services database
  • Attend and document events  

Internships in Senator Jehlen’s office may be tailored to meet an intern’s goals;  we are open to working with each intern to craft an individualized experience for each person. Although each internship will have certain basic responsibilities, the scope of each internship is subject to discussion.
 
Interns should have a passion for public policy and a knack for taking initiative. Seeking undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates only.  Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to intern with the Senator’s office to Mark Martinez at
Mark.Martinez@masenate.gov