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Unpaid internships - San Jose - Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Policy Coordinator

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  • Asha Agrawal
    [From http://svlg.org/about/internships.php ] THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP COORDINATOR POSITIONS / INTERNSHIPS Policy Coordinator Want to experience
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 18, 2010
      [From http://svlg.org/about/internships.php ]

      THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP

      COORDINATOR POSITIONS / INTERNSHIPS

      Policy Coordinator

      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.

      Responsibilities

      - 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,
      etc.
      - 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
      issues.
      - 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
      needed.

      Focus on one of the following policy areas

      - Environment
      - Energy
      - Transportation
      - Education
      - Health Policy
      - Housing/Land Use
      - Government Relations and Tax Policy
      - ,Communications
      - Compensation

      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
      internet research.

      To apply

      Please send resumes and references to: asmith@.... Indicate your
      interest in the policy areas (above) by order of preference.

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