Open Positions:

1. Immediate Opening: Legislative Session Secretary Intern or Fellow—PAID

The Office of Delegate Mary Washington is seeking a Legislative Session Secretary Intern or Senior Fellow. This position will offer an opportunity to provide administrative, staff and research assistance to the Delegate in her Annapolis office during the 2018 legislative session and to gain educational and practical work experience in the Legislative Branch of State government.

The Intern or Fellow will assist the Legislative Director with the following duties including, but not limited to:

  • Providing front desk support in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries, taking and retrieving messages for the Delegate and Legislative staff;
  • Processing and entering the Delegate’s General Assembly, Committee, and other appointments into the office calendar.
  • Maintaining office data and filing systems;
  • Collaborating with other legislative staff, organizing a variety of material and subject matter, developing a working knowledge of general assembly functions, schedule meetings, and correspondence.
  • Assist with the management of both written and electronic office communications, particularly constituent correspondence.

Required Skills:

  • Must have good computer, communication, and customer service skills. Must be organized and diligent, have knowledge of common office software products to manage schedules and paperwork.
  • Must have a good grasp of oral and written language and communication, and be able to speak clearly over the phone and in person to communicate with both colleagues and constituents.
  • Must be comfortable working with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Must travel to work in Annapolis, Maryland four days a week from January 10 through April 9, 2018. Since the legislature does not take any holidays during its 90-day session, all staff are required to commit themselves to a weekly work schedule and to take no holidays or spring break.

Compensation:

$3,000 Stipend

Contact:

Please send letter of interest and resume to Delegate Mary Washington at mary.washington@house.state.md.us.

2. Constituent Outreach and Engagement Intern

Start Date: January 10, 2018 (Flexible)

The Constituent Outreach and Engagement Intern will work on a variety of projects focusing on outreach and public engagement.

Will provide assistance to the Office of Delegate Mary Washington primarily helping to oversee the Delegate’s calendar under the direct supervision and guidance of the Legislative Director.

This candidate should be a highly motivated and professional person, with the ability to juggle many tasks simultaneously, while remaining cool and collected under pressure.

This internship beginning in January 2018 will provide the COE Intern/Fellow with exposure to various functions within legislative and constituent outreach projects.

Duties include, but are not limited to, providing support for the following:

  • Managing, tracking, and responding to all invitations the Delegate receives.
  • Planning, organizing, and attending events with the Delegate
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Organizing and reading emails to provide a “daily digest” – overview of the emails categorized by priority, open items, action items, etc. 
  • Confirmation of meetings, travel plans, important to-do list items, etc. with the Delegate
  • Following up with any inquiries or needs that may arise

Qualifications

We are a fast-paced team with various exciting projects. The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual with good judgment, who is driven to learn and acquire new skills across multiple fields. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Interest and familiarity with issues of concern for Baltimore and Maryland residents.
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work with strong attention to detail
  • Intermediate database skills within Microsoft office suite of products and other software or applications associated with assigned work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively with diverse groups of people internal and external to the organization
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • High professionalism

Note: Flexible hours (12-16 hrs./week) for 16 weeks with an option to continue for the 2018 legislative session.

This is a volunteer opportunity for academic credit, and valuable experience-building.

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter to mary.washington@house.state.md.us with the subject “Community Outreach and Engagement Intern Application.

3. Data Management and Policy Analyst Intern/Fellow

Start Date: January 10, 2018 (Flexible)

The Data Management and Policy Analyst Intern/Fellow will provide assistance to the Office of Delegate Mary Washington primarily by conducting research, preparing memos, working on constituent outreach, reviewing legislative services data, and compiling information.

This internship beginning in January 2018 will provide the DMPA Intern/Fellow with exposure to various functions within legislative and constituent outreach projects.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Data cleanup, entry and verification
  • Compile data from various sources into a database
  • Compile policy content
  • Assist with answering legislative requests for information
  • Other administrative and/or project duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Additional education can substitute for experience
  • Analytical
  • Able to perform data entry
  • Quick learner who can follow specific / detailed instructions
  • Knowledge of web application(s) testing

We are a fast-paced team with various exciting projects. The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual with good judgment, who is driven to learn and acquire new skills across multiple fields.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Interest and familiarity with issues of concern for Baltimore and Maryland residents.
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work with strong attention to detail
  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft office suite of products and other software or applications associated with assigned work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively with diverse groups of people internal and external to the organization
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • High professionalism

Note: Flexible hours (12-16 hrs./week) for 16 weeks with an option to continue for the 2018 legislative session.

This is a volunteer opportunity for academic credit, and valuable experience-building.

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter to mary.washington@house.state.md.us with the subject “Data and Policy Intern/Fellow Application.”

3. Public Education Policy & Budget Legislative Intern.

Start Date: January 10, 2018 (Flexible)

The Office of Delegate Mary L Washington, 43rd District Public Education Policy and Budget Intern will research specific subjects concerning issues of educational policy, budgeting and facilities in Baltimore City.

This internship beginning in January 2018 will provide the intern with an experience that exposes them to government and federal education policy.  The intern will have the opportunity to attend meetings and work closely with state and local government officials and staff within the Baltimore City Public School System and the Maryland General Assembly.

The intern will learn to understand the role of the Maryland State Legislature in the policymaking, program implementation, and funding of the public educational system.   

Duties include, but are not limited to, providing support for the following:

  • Assist the Delegate and her staff in the preparation of materials for presentations
  • Gather information from Baltimore City and state educational advocacy groups
  • Conduct primary and internet-based research
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Administrative tasks
  • Research related educational curriculum and capital projects in the 43rd Legislative District
  • Provide program support to the professional staff by drafting memoranda; developing issue analysis and fact sheets; performing research and administrative assistance; attending hearings and meetings; or tracking relevant legislation.

Qualifications:

We are a fast-paced team with various exciting projects. The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual with good judgment, who is driven to learn and acquire new skills across multiple fields. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Interest and familiarity with issues of concern for Baltimore and Maryland residents.
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work with strong attention to detail
  • Intermediate database skills within Microsoft office suite of products and other software or applications associated with assigned work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively with diverse groups of people internal and external to the organization
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • High professionalism

Note: Flexible hours (12-16 hrs./week) for 16 weeks with an option to continue for the 2018 legislative session.

This is a volunteer opportunity for academic credit, and valuable experience-building.

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter to mary.washington@house.state.md.us with the subject “Public Education Policy and Budget Legislative Intern Application.”