Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Annapolis Internship with Bipartisan Lobbying Firm Starting Early January (Stipend)


Manis Canning & Associates (MCA) is seeking a mature undergraduate student to serve as an intern to assist the firm’s lobbyists during the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session. MCA is a bipartisan firm providing government affairs, public relations, business strategies and programs to a diverse group of clients. For information on the firm’s principals and clients visit MCA’s website, www.maniscanning.com.

Intern Qualifications
Applicant must be self-motivated; possess a level of maturity and interest necessary to complete assignments with little supervision; and possess good writing, communication, and computer skills.
Knowledge of state issues and structure is a plus for this position. MCA’s office and the General Assembly buildings are located in downtown Annapolis.  Walking from MCA’s office to the General Assembly and government buildings will be required.

Schedule
The internship begins in early-January just prior to the beginning of the General Assembly session through mid-April. The General Assembly session starts on January 11, 2018 and ends on Monday, April 10, 2018.
The intern will work at least 20 hours a week preferably on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as these are the days when committee hearings are held. Other schedules may be considered.

Responsibilities
  • Assist MCA lobbyists and staff with preparation and delivery of testimony and materials
  • Assist with signing up MCA lobbyists and other specified individuals to testify at bill hearings
  • Perform bill research as necessary, which may include retrieving relevant information from bill files in Senate and House Committees or the Legislative Services Library
  • Assist lobbyists with tracking legislation, by producing reports and tracking bill hearing dates, budget hearing dates, and other important meeting dates on calendars
  • Attend public bill hearings and budget hearings as needed taking notes of key relevant points mentioned during the hearings and sharing information with MCA lobbyists
  • Other necessary duties as assigned
Compensation
A stipend comparable to that of the General Assembly internship program will be offered.

Contact
Contact Andrea Mansfield at amansfield@maniscanning.com or 410-263-7882 if you have questions regarding MCA or internship responsibilities. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to amansfield@maniscanning.com by November 13 for best consideration.