Public Policy Intern

Reports:Public Policy Director
Location:This position is based in GLSEN’s Washington, D.C. office
Objectives:The Public Policy Intern will assist Public Policy staff in both state and federal work, ranging from legislation, legal cases, and organizational outreach.

o    Assist with lobbying efforts for the Safe Schools Improvement Act and other federal legislation efforts
o    Develop and forge relationships with key organizations, offices, and members
o    Monitor state-level legislation via Statescape or other legislative tracking tools.
o    Create and maintain of resources for state partners and local activists.
o    Develop, publish and monitor state and local action alerts.
o    Support and research certain federal policy projects.
o    Other duties as assigned.

o    Excellent written and oral communications skills
o    Strong research skills
o    General knowledge of the legislative process 
o    Experience with the Internet and Microsoft Word (Excel, Powerpoint, and Office recommended)
o    Background or strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, civil rights and/or education issues
o    Demonstrated experience with or commitment to work in diverse communities
o    Willingness to travel as required

o    Full-time and part-time internships are available.
o    A commitment of 6-8 weeks is required.
o    Internships may take place during the school semester or the summer.
o    We will interview and select interns on a rolling basis.

Location: Our office is based in downtown Washington DC, convenient to the Blue/Orange and Red line Metro trains.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:, or mailed to Public Policy Intern Search, GLSEN, 90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10004. No phone calls please.

GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities, women and non-LGBT persons to apply.

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