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Policy Management Intern for Arizona District Export CouncilBookmark This
Vision Alignment, Inc.
Posted: October 17 2016
Company Location: Phoenix, AZ
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionINTERN ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide policy and legislative advocacy and logistical support. Reports directly to TPLA Chair and Vice-Chair. As a backup role, when possible, provide research and database contact management assistance. Executes to TPLA priority initiatives. Open to students enrolled within an Arizona university, college or higher-educational program.
Responsibilities1. Policy & Legislative Advocacy Support
a. Assist TPLA committee to develop of Arizona Trade Story as the basis for advocacy agenda.
b. Develop TPLA Advocacy Calendar of Events and ensure its timely dissemination and reminders to members; coordinate with staff Arizona congressional offices and state legislative leadership, as well as with other state agencies and economic development, business and trade organizations to develop TPLA priority issue bill tracking process; publish and track participation at State Legislature hearings. If schedule permits, attend such meetings along w/ TPLA Committee Members.
c. In coordination with TPLA committee and USEAC staff, develop a publishing schedule, to include but not limited to: white papers, infographics, blog posts, press releases.
2. Events Logistical Support
a. Coordinate trade breakfasts; assist with scheduling and advance notification of one-on-one Arizona Federal Delegation and State legislative leadership meetings, including all preparation materials; work with USEAC staff to ensure room set-up, handouts and audio visual requirements. If schedule permits, attend such meetings along w/ TPLA Committee Members.
Requirements• Display an optimistic, outgoing and persuasive approach to all parties involved. Display a congenial and confident team approach. Demonstrate preparedness for tasks & activities. Good planning ability emphasizing a steady flow of productivity and timeliness. Efficient use of energy and time. Clear and direct communicator. Seek cooperation and execute at high levels of performance.
• Commit to a 12-hour work week for no less than 1 semester.
• Must be a US Citizen or legally permitted to be in US and work.
• Opportunity to work remotely.
BENEFITS OF THE INTERNSHIP & WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
• How the public and private sectors work in community, regional, state and federal levels. How to directly support successful public/private export partnerships.
• How to tap into information management resources and improve your database skills in a practical setting.
• Augment your learnings and educational path.