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Public Policy Intern
Reports: Organizing Associate
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.
- Create content, including blog posts for GLSEN’s blog.
- Monitor state-level legislation via Fiscal Note or other legislative tracking tools.
- Create and maintain resources for state partners and local activists.
- Assist with lobbying efforts for the Safe Schools Improvement Act and other federal legislation efforts.
- Develop and forge relationships with key organizations, offices, and members.
- Develop, publish and monitor state and local action alerts.
- Support and research federal and state policy, grassroots organizing, and movement building projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Strong research skills.
- General knowledge of the legislative process.
- Willing to take initiative, self starter.
- Experience with the Internet and Microsoft Word (Excel, PowerPoint, and Office recommended).
- Background or strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, civil rights and/or education issues.
- Demonstrated experience with or commitment to work in diverse communities.
- Willingness to travel as required.
- Full-time and part-time internships are available.
- A commitment of 6-8 weeks is required.
- Internships may take place during the school semester or the summer.
- 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, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (policy related or blog post) at: www.glsen.org/apply-to-work-at-glsen