Texas Governor’s Office Calling for Interns

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Interns for the Texas Office of the Governor get a rare opportunity to learn how government works. photo credit: Austin – The State Capitol via photopin (license)

According to a recent email from the Texas Office of the Governor, they are accepting interns.

The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities seeks summer interns “wanting to gain experience in the field of disabilities.”

The committee recommends changes in Texas’ disability policies and programs. It also “supports a network of committees on people with disabilities, issues awards to promote greater awareness, and promotes compliance with disability related laws.”

Internship duties with the committee may include:

  • Researching policy in the Committee’s issue areas, including accessibility and communication;
  • Assisting staff disability transportation interim study and compiling ADA coordinator information;
  • Performing support work; and
  • Assisting with special projects.

    Group of four women at a desk with computers and papers, a bookshelf is behind them. Settings appear to be in professional office.
    Would you like to learn how to make Texas more accessible to everyone? Apply for an internship. photo credit: 2016.04.11-DSC06107 via photopin (license)

According to the email, “Students studying disability-related fields or related academic majors are strongly encouraged to apply.”

The unpaid internships are available to college students and recent graduates and are typically part-time or 20 hours a week.

Summer Session internship dates for Summer are June 1 – Aug. 31.

The application deadline for the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is April 30, 2016.

Applications submitted after that date may still be placed based upon availability.

Applications and instructions for applying are here.

Other division placements are available to students throughout the Office of the Governor:

  • Communications Office
  • Appointments
  • Budget, Planning and Policy
  • Committee on People with Disabilities
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Small Business
  • Business Research
  • International Business
  • Women’s Commission
  • Texas Tourism Office
  • Texas Film Commission
  • Texas Music Office
  • Texas Military Preparedness Commission
  • Governor’s Mansion
  • Human Resources
  • Legislative Office
  • Scheduling Office

For questions, email Kelly Griffin in Human Resources or call her at 512.463.6244.

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