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- The Legislative Policy Internship, NM, USA

The Legislative Policy Internship
The Drug Policy Alliance

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Location: USA – Santa Fe, NM

Description –   

The DPA office in Santa Fe, New Mexico is looking for students who are interested in contributing to creating real alternatives to the war on drugs as part of a small office team. Projects will focus on supporting office priorities during the 2018 Legislative Session. Interns will work closely with DPA staff to develop and maintain a bill tracking database. This work includes reviewing proposed legislation related to DPA’s primary issue areas: criminal justice reform, marijuana law reform, and harm reduction. Interns will be responsible for reviewing newly introduced bills, preparing summaries and analyzing proposals with a critical lens, and keeping the database updated as bills move through the legislature.

Qualifications: 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.

Law, public policy, social work and ethnic studies students are encouraged to apply. The ideal intern will be highly organized, have a good sense of humor, be able to work with minimum supervision, and be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week.  This internship requires some travel (potentially a couple overnight trips) and some flexibility to attend events out of town on nights or weekends. In return, the intern will have the chance to work with a highly skilled and fun team of committed people in a unique and professional work environment.

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:

Jessica Gelay, Policy Manager
by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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Posted on 04 October 2017
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