Council Job Posting: Public Policy Intern
Posted: February 15, 2012
Application Deadline: March 23, 2012
The Texas Early Learning Council, housed at the Children's
Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center
at Houston (UTHealth), is seeking a Public Policy
Intern. The intern will work under the supervision
of the Council's Manager and collaborate with Council staff and
Governor appointed Council Members, as well as representatives from
Texas state agencies and commissions to complete projects.
The intern's duties may include research, writing projects, data
analysis, developing social media and website content, written
product design, and other duties as assigned. The public
policy intern will complete one major research project that
concludes with a paper. This document will be distributed
statewide to early care and education stakeholders. There
will also be opportunities to attend major early care and education
events, represent the Council publicly, and to interact with state
leaders, advocates, and other stakeholders. We seek a
self-motivator able to operate independently and as part of a
team. This position will be located in Houston, Texas.
Currently enrolled in a graduate program in social work,
education, child development, public relations, public health,
public administration, public policy, or a related field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability
to effectively manage time and priorities are a must.
Note: This is a 10-week internship from June 4
to August 10, 2012. Start and end dates may be flexible.
Preferred Skills: Advanced writing and editing,
working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, working knowledge
of desktop publishing software, use of social media, and data
Although not mandatory, preference will be given to applicants
with experience or coursework in early childhood education and/or
Please send cover letter, resume, one writing sample (500-1000
words), and expected availability to Jennifer.M.Lindley@uth.tmc.edu.
No calls please.
Hours per Week: 30-40
Pay: $10.50 per hour