POSITION: Internship – Employment, Labor & Retirement
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SEMESTER: Summer 2019
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures and other intergovernmental groups by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C.
$15 per hour; 15-20 hours per week. Part-time, flexible, variable hour schedule. Many colleges and universities will give academic credit for internships. It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her advisor and obtain academic credit within the institution’s guidelines.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is seeking an intern to work on labor issues, under the supervision of NCSL Employment, Labor and Retirement Program staff. The intern will be called on to prepare concise and accurate responses to legislative requests for information on a variety of topics, track legislation on occupational licensing and workforce development, write briefs, and assist with website development. The intern will have opportunities to research and write for NCSL publications such as the NCSL Blog and have their work published with attribution.
SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
This internship includes assisting staff in gathering regulatory data to be housed on our occupational licensing database, tracking recent legislation related to occupational licensing and employment issues, and writing blogs or articles on new and emerging labor and employment trends.
The internship in the ELR program is designed for mutual benefit—the students get law/legislative experience and NCSL benefits from their writing and research skills to assist our members. The primary function is to assist with data collection, information requests and writing, which allows the intern to learn about a myriad of employment and labor issues and policies.
Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or graduate program or in a short waiting period between undergrad and graduate programs / law school and bar admittance. Candidates should possess strong computer and research experience and demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating effectively and organizing complex assignments.
Experience with the state legislative process is a plus, as is familiarity with labor or workforce development policy.