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- Legislative Affairs Internship Program - Washington, DC, USA

Legislative Affairs Internship Program - Washington, DC
The Drug Policy Alliance

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Location: USA – New York, NY

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 Programfor 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

Spring 2018 Internship: January 8, 2018 – April 27, 2018 (15 weeks)

  • A minimum of 24 hours per week
  • December 1, 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:

Queen Adesuyi, Policy Associate
by email: 
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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants normally receive a response after the application deadline has passed.

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Posted on 04 October 2017
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