Public Affairs Intern

Company Name: 
Greater Phoenix Chamber
Company Location: 
201 N Central Ave Ste 2700 Phoenix AZ 85004

Internship Description: 

Public Affairs Internship
(January- May 2020)

The Greater Phoenix Chamber’s internship program will immerse the student in the state legislative process and public policy matters to effectively advocate on behalf of the business community. Additionally the individual will be introduced to the organizational structure of a large non-profit, membership-driven organization which offers various programs to support the productivity and growth of its member businesses.

Primary Responsibilities
• Bill tracking: Updating the status of legislative proposals during the legislative session.
• Committee Monitoring: Attending legislative committees, taking notes, and reporting the action of the committees. Also tending to the needs of the Chamber’s internal set of committees including meeting set up and correspondence.
• Document Preparation: Preparing documents for the Chamber’s Public Affairs and issues committees such as fact sheets and bill summaries, as well as providing updates for Chamber publications including newsletters, press releases, and blog posts.
• City of Phoenix: The intern will also be responsible for attending several council meetings and briefing Public Affairs staff on issues at the city level, in addition to work at the state level.
• Interacting with legislators, legislative staff, Chamber members, city officials/staff, and other various elected officials.

Compensation & Terms of Employment
• An hourly wage of $12 per hour for 20 hours per week at the Chamber from January through early May.
• A free access card for the Chase Parking Garage during the internship.
• A free Metro pass (good for light rail, local bus, and Rapid) during the internship.
• The Chamber will work with the student to obtain college credit for the internship.



Desired Qualifications: 

Candidate Skills and Qualifications
• Applicants must be current students for a Bachelor’s degree at one of Arizona’s participating universities and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application.
• Have a general understanding of the Arizona legislative process that is necessary for the passage of a law.



Preferred Majors: 
• Interns do not need to be political science majors or know detailed information about the legislative process. The Chamber’s Public Affairs team will teach you everything you need to know! The most important attributes of an intern are enthusiasm, a willingness to learn through hands-on experience, and interest in political advocacy. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Hours Per Week: 
20
Closing Date: 
October 11, 2019

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Application Information
For more information or to apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to Jen Springman, Public Affairs Manager, by email at jspringman@phoenixchamber.com. Deadline for application is 5 p.m. on October 11th.



Semester: 
Spring

Compensation: 
Paid
Desired Academic Year: 
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors