The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), located at 169 Conduit Street in Annapolis, is seeking a mature undergraduate or graduate student to serve as an intern to assist the Policy Staff (Executive Director, Legislative Director, Legal and Policy Counsel, and Policy Analysts) during the 2016 Maryland General Assembly Session. MACo is a nonpartisan organization that represents the interests of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.
The association is involved in a variety of policy issues affecting all county governments, including but not limited to: budget and taxation, business affairs, finance and procurement, labor relations, public works, elections, education, environment, planning and zoning, public safety and corrections, and public information and ethics. If applicable, this internship could be eligible for course credit.
Specialization in law, political science, public affairs, economics, history or public policy is preferred. Applicant must be self-motivated, possess a level of maturity and interest necessary to initiate and complete research requirements with little supervision, and possess good writing, communication, and computer skills.
Knowledge of state and local government issues and structure is a plus for this position. The MACo office and the General Assembly buildings are located in downtown Annapolis. Walking from MACo’s office to the General Assembly and government buildings will be required.
More detailed information on responsibilities and how to apply can be found in the position description below.