Governor’s Office is still looking for Fall Interns

Several great internship opportunities are available at the Governor’s Office this Fall. They are still looking for fall interns in four different areas: Executive Appointments, Constituent Services, Scheduling, and Legislative Affairs. More information on the different areas is included below.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and a resume to Mary Kathryn Yearta at myearta@gov.state.ga.us. Also, if you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Yearta at 404-657-4861. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in politics.

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The Office of Executive Appointments oversees the Governor’s appointment of qualified individuals to 200 state and federal boards, commissions, committees and authorities. Executive Appointments also communicates regularly with state agency staff, coordinates swearing-in ceremonies for new board members, and is responsible for a weekly news release announcing appointment progress. The Executive Appointments intern should be detail-oriented with strong interpersonal communication skills due to regular interaction with the public. Other qualifications include organizational skills and proficiency in MS Excel.

The Office of Constituent Services responds to the Governor’s mail, e-mail, and phone calls from the public. Staff conducts research on a broad range of policy issues in order to respond to constituents’ requests. Constituent Services interns should be comfortable communicating with the public on the telephone, and have a pleasant demeanor. A legal background and /or interest in legislative tracking is helpful but not
required.

The Office of Scheduling collects, organizes, and responds to all invitations for the Governor. This  department is responsible for all maintenance of the Governor’s time, including travel arrangements, staff
assignments, and other logistics. The Scheduling intern should possess excellent communication and organization skills and the ability to multi-task .

The Office of Legislative Affairs serves as a liason between the Georgia General Assembly and Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC. This intern will work with legislators in order to aid communication between them and the Governor’s Office. This intern should possess good communication skills.

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