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Political Intern

NARAL Pro-Choice New York


Description
POSITION AVAILABLE: Spring 2013

REPORTS TO: Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager

HOURS: 15-20 hours per week, flexible scheduling available Monday-Friday 10-6.

COMPENSATION: This position is unpaid. NARAL Pro-Choice New York will help secure academic credit if applicable.

SUMMARY: The Political Intern is responsible for supporting NARAL Pro-Choice NY's legislative advocacy strategy to advance reproductive rights in New York State. He or she will also assist in NARAL Pro-Choice NY's preparations for the 2013 elections in New York City and other local races throughout the state.

Responsibilities:

• Research lawmakers and legislation. Advise NARAL staff on findings.
• Assist in the creation of educational materials for lawmakers.
• Collaborate with other members of the Political and Legislative Affairs team in planning a pro-choice lobby day in Albany.
• Research candidates running in New York City and in local races throughout the state.
• Facilitate the candidate questionnaire process and correspond with campaigns.
• Maintain databases.

Qualifications:

• Passion for social justice and reproductive rights.
• A strong interest in the legislative and political processes.
• Eagerness to learn.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Research experience.
• Confidence in using Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel.
• Detail-oriented and organized.

How TO APPLY:
Please email a resume and cover letter to internships@prochoiceny.org.


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