Now Hiring Aides and Interns for the 2021 Legislative Session

LEGISLATIVE AIDES:

The Colorado House Republicans are looking for individuals interested in working as a legislative
aide for the upcoming 2021 Legislative Session. These entry-level positions offer valuable work
experience, networking opportunities and exposure to the political process in Colorado.

 

Typical Duties:

  •  Setting appointments and managing the legislator’s calendar.

  • Responding to phone calls and emails from constituents and others on behalf of the

legislator.

  • Providing research on bills and tracking their progress through the legislative process.

  • Facilitating meetings between the legislator and stakeholders/lobbyists, constituents and

other interested parties.

  • Creating, managing and maintaining databases with information of interest to the legislator

(constituent and lobbyist contact info, status of legislation, etc.).

  • Preparing and editing official communication on the legislator’s behalf.

  • Host guests of legislator during the legislative work day.

  • Other miscellaneous tasks not mentioned above.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively engage in

research projects.

  • Ability to communicate with constituents in a calm and professional manner.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with a variety of people and personalities.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, especially Word and Excel.

  •  Experience with various social media platforms.

  • Excellent time-management skills and demonstrated experience managing calendars and

setting appointments, preferably for another person.

  • Ability and willingness to work long, sometimes odd hours.

 

Desired Values:

  • Interest in state government and the legislative processes of Colorado.

  • Some knowledge of and an unreserved commitment to the constitutions of the United States

and the State of Colorado as principles of political governance.

  • Some knowledge of the political climate and atmosphere of the State of Colorado.

  • A willingness to achieve the legislator’s agenda.


Interested individuals should send their application, resume and writing sample to Susan Raplee,
House Republican Caucus Director, at
susan.raplee@state.co.us.

INTERNS:

Get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at state government by serving as an intern for a state
representative.

 

The House Republican Leadership Office is currently seeking interns to help Republican
representatives during the 2021 Colorado General Assembly legislative session. Internships will
likely begin in early January and will last until May 2021.

 

Our internships can be a memorable part of your undergraduate or graduate experience, and are
perfect for students interested in political science, public policy, journalism, communications or
related fields of study.

 

Our most successful interns are those who enjoy working with people and are familiar with at least
basic word processing programs.

 

Duties typically include:

  • Assisting legislators with telephone calls, e-mails and office visits;

  • Constituent services;

  • Attending legislative hearings and meetings;

  • Conducting internet and legislative research;

  • Drafting official letters;

  • Social media posting; and

  • Tracking legislation.

 

Interns may also assist legislators with a variety of other projects as needed.
 

Our internships are not paid, but offer valuable work experience, networking opportunities and
exposure to the political process in Colorado. Interns are typically asked to work 15-20 hours per
week.

 

Our office is located at the Colorado State Capitol.

Interested individuals should send their resume, cover letter, and writing sample to
Susan Raplee, Republican Office Director, at
susan.raplee@state.co.us.

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