Unpaid internships - San Jose - Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Policy Coordinator
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THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP
COORDINATOR POSITIONS / INTERNSHIPS
Want to experience first-hand how public policy is developed on local,
state, and federal levels? Want to make a difference in areas such as
improving middle school math education, reducing greenhouse gas emissions,
increasing the supply of affordable homes?
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association
engaged in quality of life and bottom-line business issues on behalf of
over 200 companies in Silicon Valley, is looking for policy interns.
- Assume responsibility for one major project in your selected issue area
with the assistance and oversight of your mentor, for example in depth
research on a proposed policy measure, helping to organize a major event,
- Review and analyze proposed legislation or policy/regulatory changes,
including recommendations for future action by the Leadership Group, as
appropriate. Interact with legislative and government offices on policy
- Assist in preparing for meetings with company and community leaders,
including agenda preparation and mailing, follow-up phone calls, meeting
research and minutes. Interns are also allowed and encouraged to attend
the meetings they have helped to arrange and other Leadership Group
meetings and events to learn and to make contacts
- Prepare and present information to appropriate Leadership Group
committees or task forces. Anticipate and be prepared to answer audience
questions on issues.
- Assist other office staff and interns in administrative projects, as
Focus on one of the following policy areas
- Health Policy
- Housing/Land Use
- Government Relations and Tax Policy
This is a volunteer internship position. College credit may be available
through your school.
Time Commitment: Interns must commit to a minimum of fifteen hours per
week for a minimum of three months. Individual circumstances will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
Required skills: Comfort with using Microsoft Office Suite and with doing
Please send resumes and references to: asmith@.... Indicate your
interest in the policy areas (above) by order of preference.
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