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Local Government and Transparency Intern

Summer Internship Position will begin June 1, 2024 and end August 9, 2024 (40 hours per week).

Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. We do not offer housing support however, if you live outside of Austin area and need assistance with housing referrals or housing search support, contact us at 512-475-5310.

**Candidates are highly encouraged to officially apply through the company's application system at:

About the Comptroller's Office
Innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence best describes the culture here at the Comptroller's Office. We take pride in the work we do serving as Texas' accountant, tax collector, treasurer, and much more!

Our agency workforce is as diverse as the people of Texas we serve. We value our employees and take very seriously our collective commitment to public service.  Personal development opportunities are strongly encouraged through available workshops, teambuilding exercises, and on the job training. We offer flexible scheduling that helps employees maintain a healthy work-life balance. 

If you are seeking to gain knowledge, build your career, and network among goal-oriented professionals, this is the place for you!

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General description
Performs entry-level consultative and technical assistance work. Work involves communication with external customers interested in financial transparency and economic development programs, including school districts, businesses and consultants by providing services, answering inquiries and communicating information. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Work Hours
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 40-hours per week, Monday through Friday. May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holidays.  Hours may change based on business needs. 

Teleworking may be considered if certain working conditions are met. Applicant will be required to work in office up to 3 days/week, days may vary. The applicant may need to report to the office with little notice, as business necessitates. Travel reimbursements are not provided for teleworking.


Minimum Qualifications 
• Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior at an accredited college or university, or a recent graduate within one year.
• Professional or academic experience in legislative analysis or developing policy implications, data entry, composing formal reports, delivering presentations, market research, or public outreach.


Preferred Qualifications 
• Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior at an accredited college with major coursework in Economics or a related field. 
• Proficiency in the use and basic understanding of Microsoft Excel software.


In this role you will:
• Assists in project research and analysis on topics related to economic development and local government projects. Attends meetings and composes briefing memos.
• Contributes research on online newsletter articles, presentations and other public outreach and education material, creates or updates databases.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.


The Comptroller's Office is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.