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Tennesseans for Student Success

Government Relations Intern

Tennesseans for Student Success

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Job Summary

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Tennesseans for Student Success (TSS) is a statewide network of teachers, parents,
community leaders, and volunteers dedicated to supporting, championing, and
fighting for Tennessee’s students and their futures. We are committed to building
on Tennessee’s historic gains in education. Having been named the fastest
improving state in the nation in education, breaking ACT records, graduating more
students on time, and offering early opportunities for success is just the beginning.
We work every day to make sure today’s students are more prepared and have
even more opportunities for success than those who graduated before them. Our
organization’s efforts, including legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and
engagement across the state, and issue advance to support high-quality public
education systems across Tennessee.
We are seeking a full-time paid government relations intern for the 2022 Tennessee
General Assembly legislative session. Interns will support and work closely with the
TSS government affairs and advocacy team, as well as its lobbyists daily. Applicants
must reside in Nashville, Tennessee, or possess the ability to reliable commute to
Downtown Nashville daily. The 2022 legislative session is scheduled to being at
noon on January 11, 2022 and continue through mid-May.

Job Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Attend, monitor, and notate daily committee hearings and other pertinent
meetings
• Attend and notate Tennessee House and/or Senate sessions
• Aid in state legislation tracking
• Assist with appointment scheduling
• Aid in constructing and distributing bill tracking reports to members of TSS team
• Assist with updating the TSS scorecard
• Perform other duties and tasks, as needed

Qualifications

IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALITIES:

• Currently pursuing or have already completed a bachelor’s degree

• Profound attention to detail

• Superb time management skills

• Possess a team-oriented mentality

• Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment with a keen ability to adapt

• Computer proficiency, Microsoft Word and Outlook Calendar application proficiencies preferred

• Ability to take thorough notes

• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to act in a professional and respectful manner in all encounters

• Comfortable working in an environment with, sometimes, little oversight

• Discretion in keeping highly sensitive material confidential

A strong interest in learning about the Tennessee legislative process and government

Additional Information

Benefits

Intern positions at TSS do not qualify for any benefits.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a PDF or Microsoft Word compatible resume to Brooke Gray at Brooke@tnsuccess.org. 

Details

  • Date Posted: December 6, 2021
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Government