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.
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.
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.
- Assist MCA
lobbyists and staff with preparation and delivery of testimony and
- Assist with
signing up MCA lobbyists and other specified individuals to testify at
- Perform bill
research as necessary, which may include retrieving relevant information
from bill files in Senate and House Committees or the Legislative Services
- Assist lobbyists
with tracking legislation, by producing reports and tracking bill hearing
dates, budget hearing dates, and other important meeting dates on
- 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
A stipend comparable to that of the General Assembly internship program will be offered.
Contact Andrea Mansfield at email@example.com or 410-263-7882 if you have questions regarding MCA or internship responsibilities. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 13 for best consideration.