This position pays $10 an hour for 200 hours of work over the summer.

LEGAL & PUBLIC POLICY INTERN:

JOB SUMMARY

Intern will learn mechanics of local government and practical relationships between Constitutional Officers in Georgia County Government.  Intern will learn administrative practices comparable to small law firms. Intern will observe court proceedings and learn basic legal procedure.  Intern will become familiar with role of in-house counsel in local government and organizations of comparable size.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Attend meetings of Sole Commissioner, meetings with various officials, department heads, and community representatives.
  • Intern will have opportunity to observe Superior Court proceedings, including possibly, a jury trial.
  • Intern will learn filing and case management system common to small law firms.
  • Communication with offices of other elected officials, department heads, and governmental stakeholders.
  • Learn basic principles of local government and employment law.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES

Must be an undergraduate student, graduate student or recent college graduate. High school students and recent high school graduates who have not yet started college are not eligible for this position. Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, History, Pre-Law, Economics Majors/Minors preferred.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Proficient typing skills.
  • Basic understanding of filing systems and related organization skills.
  • A general knowledge of common office equipment, including printers, copiers, etc.
  • Self motivation, multi-tasking and ability to meet deadlines

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the intern is required to regularly stand for extended periods, to frequently walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and lift or move up to 35 pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the intern may be exposed to a noise level that is moderate to loud. Some outdoor/outside work will be required, although much of the job will involve working with the aid of air conditioning. This position may include some occasional night and weekend work.

STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE

  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided.
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, the public, community groups and professional associates.
  • Accomplishment of job functions in an effective and timely manner.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects.
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions.
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures.

To apply for this position, click here to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume, cover letter and demo reel to:

Walker County Government
Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to s.robinson@walkerga.us. Make sure you include a link to your demo reel if you decide to e-mail your information.

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