Representative Janet H. Adkins, District 11 Internship

 Contact: Jim Adams, Legislative Aide 

Phone Number: 904-491-3664



The hours will vary based on intern availability. Internship begins on the first day of Legislative Session, and ends on the last day of Legislative Session, for 2014, the dates are March 4, 2014 through May 2, 2014.


Preferred Intern Requirements:

Resident of District 11, which encompasses Nassau County and parts of Duval County

Background or field of study:  Business, Law, Education or Health


Education and Qualifications

In order to qualify to work as legislative intern, it is fundamental that applicant have strong skills in the following areas:

Communication, oral and written communication skills: ability to clarify one’s own thoughts in interacting and conversing with others and in expressing thoughts and conveying information.

Information and Communication Technology: ability to use IT to process information in ways which will be useful in work and in the home accessing information and providing/creating information.

Working with others: reviewing co-operative work products and working co-operatively with others.

Problem Solving: skills needed for tackling issues and problems in personal, social contexts, requires critical thinking, planning and reviewing.

This position is classified as a non-paid status. Work hours to be determined.


Examples of Work Performed


Help receive and screen all incoming calls, check voicemail and take detailed phone messages.

Open, screen and distribute mail to the appropriate folder: help maintain Representative Adkins’ email.

File all materials received by groups/associations and talk to groups if the Legislative Aide is unavailable and does not have an appointment.

Help maintain several Excel and Word documents on a daily basis.

Help maintain Representative Adkins’ calendar and arrange various appointments.

Make deliveries and run errands as needed.

Help prepare committee packets.

Help track legislation and update binder daily.

Help pack office at the end of Session.

Perform other related duties as needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of office procedures and practices

Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Ability to conduct thorough research on various topics

Ability to communicate information verbally and in writing; have strong interpersonal skills

Ability to organize files, records and/or other materials

Ability to operate general office equipment

Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public, press and lobbyist

Ability to handle telephone calls in a courteous and effective manner

Ability to dress in business office attire