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SC Policy Council

Organization:
SC Policy Council 
1323 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Supervisor: 
Name: Jamie Cordova
Title: 
Email: jcordova@scpolicycouncil.com
Phone: 803-799-5022 ext. 118

Type of Organization:
 Agency  Media Organization  Governmental Agency  Educational  Not-For-Profit  Manufacturer, Retailer or Service  Other

Major Recommended for Position : 
 Advertising  Public Relations  Visual Communications  Broadcast Journalism  Print Journalism  Mass Communications Concentration

Pay:

Term: 
Fall Spring Summer

Duties of Intern:
Job Description- External and Public Affairs Internship The South Carolina Policy Council is seeking student interns to aid with the Policy Council’s External Affairs. We’re looking for a student with a strong interest in the political process. Working alongside the External Affairs Division, this individual will have the opportunity to sharpen their research and analytical skills, while gaining valuable experience about government issues. We need someone who is comfortable covering everything from the General Assembly to a local county council meeting. Students majoring in political sciences, international studies, history, public administration, public relations, communications and other social sciences are encouraged to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into state and local level political processes and a great opportunity to gain experience within a public policy nonprofit organization. Duties will include the following: 1. Legislative session a. Attend committee hearings and report on legislative action as it relates to the mission of the Policy Council. This will be published to our websites. b. Write committee hearing summaries and communicate important information to Director of External Affairs & External Affairs Assistant c. Watch House & Senate sessions via computer live feed & communicate important information to Director of External Affairs & External Affairs Assistant d. Manage state agency meeting calendar 2. Post-Legislative session a. Attend legislative committee and state commission meetings and report on the outcomes as it relates to the mission of the Policy Council b. Write committee/ meeting summaries and communicate important information to Director of External Affairs & External Affairs Assistant 3. SC Votes website/project a. Write bill summaries in a manner that applies to the organization’s policy objectives b. Track recorded votes in the legislative journals and update the information to the organization’s website 4. Conduct research for Research Director, Policy Analyst, and other SCPC staff when needed

Skills Required for Internship:
Those with a strong interest in government, politics, and journalism ought to apply. Please email a cover letter, resume, class schedule and unofficial transcripts to Jamie Cordova or Hal Peters. Contact Information: Jamie Cordova Hal Peters 1323 Pendleton Street hal@scpolicycouncil.com Columbia, SC 29201 jcordova@scpolicycouncil.com www.scpolicycouncil.com www.thenerve.org