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Legislative Assistant - Mayor's Office of Government Relations

Internship Responsibilities

The Mayor’s Office of Government Relations (MOGR) is hiring Legislative Assistants for the 90-day Maryland General Assembly Session, January 9 – April 8, 2019. 

This position is responsible for maintaining a legislative tracking system (with training), helping to prepare written testimony, scheduling meetings, assisting with special events and coordinating activities. Strong computer skills are necessary and applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Delivering legislation, periodicals, and any other related correspondence between the MOGR office and the State legislators.
  • Tracking bills
  • Attending committee hearings
  • Preparing, recording, and reporting testimony
  • Contacting department agencies
  • Responding to constituents' inquiries
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Conducting research

Skill Set Required

Strong computer skills are necessary and applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Office.

While legislative assistants are often political science majors, all students who are interested in learning firsthand about the process of State government, are encouraged to apply.

Personal transportation is required.Work is based in downtown Annapolis, MD. 

Internship Location

Annapolis, MD

Details

Semester: Spring (Feb - May), Winter (Jan)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 32
Workdays: uesday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (with some flexibility)
Pay: Yes, Compensation is between $12.00-$15.00 per hour stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: October 26, 2018
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

Send Cover Letter and resume to MOGR@baltimorecity.gov

The subject line should read: Legislative Assistant position

Additional Information

The Mayor’s Office of Government Relations (MOGR) is hiring Legislative Assistants for the 90-day Maryland General Assembly Session, January 9 – April 8, 2019.  This position is responsible for maintaining a legislative tracking system (with training), helping to prepare written testimony, scheduling meetings, assisting with special events and coordinating activities. Strong computer skills are necessary and applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Office.

 

The Maryland General Assembly meets annually for a period of 90 calendar days, beginning the second Wednesday in January and continuing through early April.  During the initial months, the busiest days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with few or no committee hearings scheduled for Mondays or Fridays. Since the Legislature does not take any holidays during its 90-day session, interns are required to commit themselves to a weekly work schedule and may not take holidays or spring break.

 

Legislative Assistants work 32 hours each week, from Tuesday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (with some flexibility). Compensation is between $12.00-$15.00 per hour. Work is based in our downtown Annapolis office and personal transportation is required.  

 

College students presently enrolled in a public or independent college or university are eligible to apply. Students must:

  • Be a Baltimore resident;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (students with a lower G.P.A. may participate if recommended by a sponsoring professor);
  • Have proof of competency in college composition;
  • Be able to work in Annapolis at least 4 days each week during the 13-week legislative session.

 

While legislative assistants are often political science majors, all students who are interested in learning firsthand about the process of State government, are encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Delivering legislation, periodicals, and any other related correspondence between the MOGR office and the State legislators.
  • Tracking bills
  • Attending committee hearings
  • Preparing, recording, and reporting testimony
  • Contacting department agencies
  • Responding to constituents' inquiries
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Conducting research

 All placements are made during the fall semester. Send Cover Letter and resume to MOGR@baltimorecity.gov

The subject line should read: Legislative Assistant position

 

 

Headquarters

100 North Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About City of Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and was established by the Constitution of Maryland. Baltimore is an independent city that is not part of any county.

Baltimore has a "strong mayor" form of government where the Mayor serves as a Chief Executive. The City Council consists of 14 members representing individual districts, and a City Council President elected at-large.