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Democrat, Democratic Central, Open until filled
Office

Democratic Central

Caucus

Democrat

Description

Communications Intern - Winter/Spring semester (Feb 2024 through June 2024)

Michigan House of Representatives, Democratic Communications Part-Time: 9am to 5pm, Tuesday-Thursday (in office)

The Michigan House Democratic Communications Team is seeking a dynamic and motivated Communications Intern to join our team. This position is on a part-time basis, working in-person Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is a revolving position intended to provide real-world experience in the digital/communications field at Michigan’s Legislature. As a Communications Intern with the Michigan House of Representatives, you will generate social media content and communication materials for the members of the Michigan State House Representatives’ Democratic Caucus.

Job Responsibilities:

This position primarily (approximately 75%) entails digital media work:

● Social Media and Communications Content Creation: Draft and post daily content on Representatives' social media accounts and other communications materials, ensuring it aligns with their legislative priorities and resonates with constituents.

● Work alongside the Digital Advisors to develop social media strategy and content for the caucus and member pages, including visual and written content. This role also entails writing (approximately 25%) including: Write and edit: Create external written materials for a diverse group of Democratic House members, including, but not limited to, media releases and statements, talking points, op-eds, speeches and video scripts.

● Administrative Support: This position will be the first point of contact for visitors to the department and will work to assist the entire department with miscellaneous tasks.

Note: This is an in-person position in Lansing, Michigan. The role requires availability from Tuesday through Thursday.

Compensation: The Digital Advisor Fellow position offers a competitive pay of $16.00 per hour.

Minimum Qualifications

● Eager to Learn: Enthusiasm for acquiring new skills and a willingness to explore innovative social media strategies.

● Organized and Strong Time Management: Ability to adapt to evolving priorities, handle multiple tasks and prioritize efficiently, ensuring timely completion of assignments.

● Friendly and Approachable: Able to work with a diverse team in an independent and collaborative setting.

● Reliable Work Ethic: Demonstrated commitment to the responsibilities of the position and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

The Ideal Candidate Has:

● Has Strong Communication Skills: Proficient in written and verbal communication to craft engaging social media posts and interact effectively with team members and constituents.

● Demonstrates Social Media Savvy: Familiarity with various social media platforms and an understanding of how to adapt content for each platform's audience.

● Can help with Fast-paced Content Creation: Ability to jump in and generate content rapidly for time-sensitive material.

● Is Proactive and Resourceful: Identifies opportunities to assist beyond assigned tasks and contributes new ideas to improve social media presence.

Deadline

Open until filled

Contact Information: Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michigan House of Representatives
Human Resources
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Or via email to: Internships@house.mi.gov

Apply Now
Democrat, Speaker Pro Temopre Laurie Pohutsky, Open until filled
Office

Speaker Pro Temopre Laurie Pohutsky

Caucus

Democrat

Description

Speaker Pro Tempore Laurie Pohutsky’s office is currently looking to fill a part-time, hybrid Internship position. This position will be paid hourly, beginning at $15 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Interns will have the opportunity to assist the Member and their staff in general office operations including constituent relations, communications, and monitoring legislation. Selected candidates will gain valuable hands-on office legislative experience in a fast-paced environment.  Hours are negotiable. If applicable, this internship can be used to fulfill credit requirements. Duties are as follows:

• Help develop goals, messaging, events and more.

• Participate in brainstorming activities with staff to engage target audiences.

• Help develop and distribute media materials 

• Other duties as assigned.

Pay begins at $15/hr

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be a college student, veteran, or participant in job entry program. Strong applicants will have a positive attitude, previous office experience including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, telephone skills, and writing skills.  Knowledge of the Legislature is desired but not required.  Applicants should provide a writing sample for the prompt detailed below. Experience and interest in public relations, marketing, communication, social media, or related fields preferred. 

Writing Sample

Please complete a response to a constituent who sends the following email:

“Dear Speaker Pro Tempore Pohutsky,

I am urging you to vote no on House Bills 4616 and 4617. I believe we should let children be children and not force them into body alternating procedures. This is a gross violation of the basic right to the free practice of medicine. Tell the medically illiterate partisan extremists in Lansing to stop harming children and prohibiting therapy. Our young boys and girls should be cared for and protected. Body dysphoria, depression, anxiety, and the awkwardness of puberty are all real challenges that deserve compassion. However, we should not allow our children to be pushed into experimental surgeries and drugs by radical activist groups. Please vote no on these dangerous bills.

Sincerely,

A Concerned Constituent from House District 17”

Information about the bills can be found at http://legislature.mi.gov/(S(1l2d1ck4yz25lakdhjkapzag))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2023-HB-4616 

Deadline

Open until filled

Contact Information: Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michigan House of Representatives
Human Resources
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Or via email to: Internships@house.mi.gov

Apply Now
Democrat, Representative Will Snyder, Open until filled
Office

Representative Will Snyder

Caucus

Democrat

Description

The office of State Representative Will Snyder is currently looking to fill an internship position in their Lansing office.  Interns will have the opportunity to assist the Member and their staff in general office operations including constituent relations, communications, and monitoring legislation.  Selected candidates will gain valuable hands-on office and legislative experience in a fast-paced environment.  

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be a college student, veteran, or participant in job entry program. Strong applicants will possess a positive attitude, previous office experience, knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, telephone skills, and writing skills.  Knowledge of the Legislature is preferred but not required. 

Intern work schedules are flexible, with a preference for work Tuesdays-Thursdays when the House is in session. Some travel to the district may be required.

Deadline

Open until filled

Contact Information: Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michigan House of Representatives
Human Resources
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Or via email to: Internships@house.mi.gov

Apply Now

All Michigan House of Representatives employees have a non-tenured, "at will" employment status. It is the policy of the House of Representatives to employ, by the Constitution and applicable federal or state statutes, qualified individuals without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, height, weight, familial status, marital status, disability or any other categories or groups protected by law.

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