The Family Foundation is preparing for the upcoming General Assembly session, which means we currently are in search of student interns and pages who can assist our legislative team in our advocacy work at the capitol. Both our intern and page programs offer students a valuable opportunity to experience the activities of a General Assembly session firsthand. There will be unique opportunities to observe legislative committee meetings, floor sessions of the House of Delegates and Senate, and much more. Candidates for the intern and page positions must have a pro-life, pro-family perspective on social issues and a Biblical worldview of the roles of politics, government and the church. The Family Foundation's 2011 General Assembly team will begin session work Monday, January 10 and conclude Friday, February 25. Students desiring more information or those interested in serving as interns or pages should contact Jessica Tseng by phone at 804-343-0010 or by e-mail at Jessica@familyfoundation.org. Here's more information about each position:

Intern Program (college students)

Interns assist staff in actively monitoring legislation, attending General Assembly committee meetings, research and writing, assisting with our annual Lobby Day, and development projects as needed. Candidates for this position should be available at least 2 full days per week, but preferably more. The optimal candidate for this position would be organized and self-motivated, able to work without constant supervision, and have some skill in research and writing. Both credit and non-credit internships are welcome. Parking is provided and housing can be arranged if necessary.

Page Program (high school)

Pages are responsible for the efficient maintenance of information within The Family Foundation's General Assembly Operations Room and information exchange between The Family Foundation and the members of the General Assembly. Pages assist Family Foundation legislative staff in the accomplishment of their daily tasks, delivery of information to the General Assembly Building, and administrative responsibilities in the development department. Pages are encouraged to work at least two (half or full) days a week. The more days a page is in the office, the more he or she will learn and experience.