Description:

Temporary Position
Summer Internship Position will begin June 1, 2023 and end August 11, 2023 (40 hours per week).

Please Note:
Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. We do not offer housing support however, if you live outside of Austin area and need assistance will housing referrals or housing search support, contact us at 512-475-5310.

About the Comptroller's Office
Innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence best describes the culture here at the Comptroller's Office. We take pride in the work we do serving as Texas' accountant, tax collector, treasurer, and much more!

Culture:
Our agency workforce is as diverse as the people of Texas we serve. We value our employees and take very seriously our collective commitment to public service. Personal development opportunities are strongly encouraged through available workshops, teambuilding exercises, and on the job training. We offer flexible scheduling that helps employees maintain a healthy work-life balance.

If you are seeking to gain knowledge, build your career, and network among goal-oriented professionals, this is the place for you!

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Division:
Fiscal & Agency Affairs Legal Services

General Description:
Fiscal and Agency Affairs Legal Services Division's mission is to deliver timely and accurate legal advice to the Comptroller to mitigate potential risk and liability to the agency and to the state of Texas. Our client divisions include Executive Administration, Fiscal Management, Budget, Revenue Estimating, Treasury, Unclaimed Property, Economic Assistance and Analysis, State Energy Conservation Office, Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board/Educational Opportunities and Investments, and Property Tax Assistance. Our legal research covers numerous areas of law, including administrative law, legislative matters, banking law, bankruptcy, D&O insurance coverage, ethics and conflicts of interest, fiduciary duty of board making investment decisions, fiscal, state budget and constitutional law, open meetings, family, trusts and probate, intellectual property, securities law (municipal securities), sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, wrongful imprisonment claims, employment law, as well as federal, state and local tax law. This summer, we will provide legal support to any new programs that were created during the 2023 legislative session.

A legal intern will be able to gain valuable legal experience, participate in the day-to-day responsibilities of a government legal division, and develop their personal and professional skills by working directly with experienced government attorneys and client divisions on real world assignments in many diverse areas of the law.

Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements:
Education:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university and currently enrolled in an accredited law school seeking an LLB or JD degree.

Experience:
Legal research, writing and analysis.

In this role you will:
  • Performs timely legal research on state and federal statutes, bills, rules, and regulations, and assists in writing legal memoranda, reports, and other documents.
  • Reviews and edits publications, contracts, transactional documents, and other legal documents for legal content, accuracy, and legal compliance. Reviews court orders, powers of attorney, trusts, and other legal documents to determine whether applicants
  • have legal authority over certain program accounts.
  • Attends internal and external meetings. May assist with other special projects and perform other related work as assigned.

Veterans:
To receive veteran's preference a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 Copy).

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS in 27A, LN, 250X, LGL10, 4402, 51JX or additional duties that fall within the essential duties of the job position or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance.

Go to http://www.texasskillstowork.com, http://www.onetonline.org, https://hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions/ or www.careeronestop.org for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

The Comptroller's Office is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.