Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Student Assistant

Works closely with the Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs to manage the Texas A&M Advocacy Network including the planning and execution of several legislative events.

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Essential Functions:  Assists Director of Strategic Engagement with legislative and advocacy efforts for The Association.

  • Schedules and attends meetings with the Texas A&M Government Relations staff, state/federal legislative offices, and other key stakeholders.
  • Assists with maintenance of advocacy database.
  • Drafts correspondence with elected officials.
  • Assists in event planning (Orange & Maroon Legislative Day, Aggies on the Hill, and other events throughout Texas).
  • Assists with updating and maintaining advocacy website and social media accounts.

Participates and provides input on various Association-wide activities, which may include:  

  • Actively contributing to efforts to achieve culture, engagement, and fundraising goals.
  • Providing on-site event support for Board and Leadership Council meetings.
  • Participating on internal event and task committees.
  • Participating in Association events including, but not limited to, Muster, Aggie Ring Day, Reunions, Distinguished Alumni Gala, Pass It Back Day, All-Aggie Grad Party, and All-Aggie Hullabaloo, as needed.
  • Representing The Association as needed at external events.

Serves as an ambassador for The Association by meeting Team Expectations; supporting The Association’s fundraising, engagement, branding, and communications efforts; and fostering relationships with former students, current students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Texas A&M. 

Occasional other duties as assigned.

This job description should not be considered all-inclusive. It is merely a guide of expected duties. The employee understands that the job description is neither complete, nor permanent and may be modified at any time. At the request of their supervisor, an employee may be asked to perform additional duties or take on additional responsibilities without notice.  


Received:  Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs.

Given:  None. 



Required:  Current student at Texas A&M University pursing a bachelor’s or master’s degree.  Due to extensive training, we require candidates to be able to work at least one year in this role. 

Preferred:  Current graduate student pursuing degree in political science, public policy, communications or related field. Previous internship in legislative office, public policy organization or advocacy organization, or equivalent combination of training and experience.


Required:  Extensive working knowledge of standard office equipment and software, including Microsoft Office.

Preferred: Effective oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.


Required:  Ability to operate a keyboard and a valid driver’s license.


Required:  Ability to travel periodically. Personable and customer service attitude. Ability to interact with a diverse population and maintain attention to detail.