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Legislative Affairs Internship Program - Washington, DC
Drug Policy Alliance

Job Code:
B25942
Location:
USA – Washington, DC

Description –

The Drug Policy Alliance, the country's leading independent drug policy reform organization, seeks two interns each semester in our Washington, D.C., legislative affairs office. Applicants should either be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or have received their degree within one year of the start date of the applicable internship semester. Interns will work closely with staff to research policy issues, develop issue briefs, analyze federal legislation and assist with administrative work. See the Introduction to the Office of National Affairs Internship Program for more program details. Interns and their supervisor will work together to create a regular work schedule with a minimum of 24 hours per week. Interns are encouraged to work more than 24 hours per week if they are willing and able, and many interns opt to do so.  We will be happy to work with students to obtain credit towards coursework.

Qualification: Interns must possess strong research, writing, and communication skills. Applicants should be able to demonstrate effective problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to multi-task without constant supervision. Individuals with the desire and ability to work in a self-starter organization are especially encouraged to apply. Interns should demonstrate interest in drug policy reform. Some prior experience in policy research and administrative affairs is preferred but not necessary.

Deadlines/Available Positions

Fall 2016 Internship: September 5 – December 16, 2016 (15 weeks)

  • A minimum of 24 hours per week
  • July 13, 2016 is the deadline for applying

Spring 2017 Internship: January 9 – April 21, 2016 (15 weeks)

  • A minimum of 24 hours per week
  • November 18, 2016 is the deadline for applying

Summer 2017 Internship: May 22 - August 11, 2016 (12 weeks)

  • A minimum of 24 hours per week
  • March 17, 2017 is the deadline for applying

Fall 2017 Internship: September 11 – December 15, 2017 (15 weeks)

  • A minimum of 24 hours per week
  • July 14, 2017 is the deadline for applying

To apply: Please send a cover letter that describes your interest and specifies the program and dates you are interested in along with a resume, contact information for at least two professional references and brief (2-4 page) writing sample (applicable to drug policy reform when possible) to:

Kaitlyn Boecker, Policy Coordinator
by email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants normally receive a response after the application deadline has passed.

What former interns have said:

  • Elizabeth Thompson, interned Spring 2010: Interning with the Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of National Affairs was an incredible experience. During my time there I was able to attend legislative hearings, congressional briefings, and coalition meetings, and had the opportunity to conduct numerous substantive research and writing projects on a variety of federal drug policy issues. The entire staff was brilliant and went out of their way to ensure that my experience was memorable, educational, and productive. I would not be where I am today without the opportunities afforded to me by this internship, and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in drug policy and a passion for change.
  • John Collins, interned Fall 2009: Interning for DPA's Office of National Affairs provided me with an amazing work experience. My projects were always interesting and challenging. Right from the outset they had me conducting research for high level lobbying campaigns which allowed me to come up to speed very quickly. Very soon I felt like I was able to contribute as part of the team and getting an incredible first hand experience of how Washington works. Most importantly, I felt I was doing something worthwhile for a cause I really believe in.

The Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring those who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.

Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

To Apply

Apply online
here http://www.drugpolicy.org/jobs-and-internships/legislative-affairs-internship-program-washington-dc
Visit us here http://www.drugpolicy.org

Posted on 16 December 2016
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