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Legislative Intern
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

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Location: USA – Washington, DC

Description- Overview:

IAVA’s Policy Division is the face and voice of veterans on Capitol Hill. The Legislative team has been instrumental in the most significant veterans’ advocacy victories, winning major battles in Congress (like the GI Bill), helping thousands of veterans nationwide, and making national headlines daily. The Legislative Intern will have the opportunity to assist the legislative team in building relationships with Congressional offices and coordinate with allied advocacy organizations. The Legislative Intern will report to the Legislative Director.

The Legislative Intern Will:

  • Obtain an understanding of how policy is formed and practiced.
  • Learn how to track and analyze new legislation.
  • Learn how to study, draft, and (possibly) publish briefs, blogs and papers on current issues facing veterans.
  • Have an opportunity to attend meetings on Capitol Hill, illustrating firsthand how Congressional hearings, events and conferences work.
  • Receive overviews of IAVA’s internal systems in order to effectively learn how to maintain database and data input.
  • Help represent IAVA to the public and policy community.

The Legislative Intern Should Possess:

  • Excellent organization and leadership skills
  • Clear, thoughtful, precise, and quick writing skills
  • A strong interest in public speaking and media
  • Knowledge of veterans’ affairs or related issues
  • A strong desire for experience in advocacy, on Capitol Hill, or with/within the federal government
  • Flexibility, dedication to mission, and a robust sense of humor – we are a rapidly growing organization, and one that is presented with many unique, interesting and exciting opportunities on a regular basis.

To apply: Click Here to complete our online application.

To Apply

Apply online
here https://iava.org/internships/#LEI
Visit us here https://iava.org

Posted on 26 April 2017
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