External Affairs and Public Policy Extern

Position Title: Legislative Affairs and Policy Extern

Position Dates:

  • Spring 2019 = January 7, 2019 –May 31, 2019
  • Fall 2019 = August 12, 2019 –December 13, 2019
  • Spring 2020 = January 6, 2020 – May 29, 2020

*Flexible day-to-day hours

Compensation: Course Credit

Prerequisites: Third year level student or higher in a baccalaureate program; or graduate studies

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to organize large amounts of information, with high attention to detail
  • Be positive and responsive, and show a high level of professionalism
  • Dress appropriately for a business atmosphere
  • Be trustworthy and capable of handling sensitive information

Duties and Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the externship is to support the Office of the Attorney General’s Legislative Affairs and Policy agenda. Potential tasks associated with this include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitoring and tracking all movement and conversation about legislation relevant to the Office of the Attorney General
  • Work independently and prepare information for the rest of the Legislative Affairs and Policy team
  • Assist in correspondence with state legislators in terms of writing and keeping our internal database updated
  • Researching best practices and recommending policy initiatives to AG staff
  • Preparing memos and other documents outlining public policy issues in Georgia
  • Identifying and understanding legislative initiatives in other states and their effects
  • Communicating and collaborating with other state agencies regarding current and ongoing public policy initiatives
  • Staying current and up to date on state and local matters impacts Georgia’s citizens

If interested in applying, please complete and submit via email the following:

  • Download this pdf file.EXTERN Application
  • A resume and one writing sample
  • A current transcript (unofficial will be accepted) – to be provided at a later date 

Send to:

Contact Director of External Affairs and Public Policy

Nicholas Smith

Deadline to Apply:

  • Spring 2019 = Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Fall 2019 = Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Spring 2020 = October 30, 2019