POSITION: Internship – Employment, Labor & Retirement
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SEMESTER: Spring 2020
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.
$15 per hour; 25 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.
Research assistance to the Employment, Labor & Retirement program. Fielding, researching, responding to research requests, tracking, summarizing state legislation.
SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
The internship includes working on other special grant project research, writing and assistance to our members to objectively inform state legislative employment, labor and retirement policies.
The internship in the ELR Program is designed for mutual benefit—the student gets law/legislative experiences and NCSL benefits from their research and writing skills to assist our members. The primary function is to assist with research requests, which allows the intern to learn about a myriad of employment, labor and retirement issues and policies. In addition, we offer other special project research and writing opportunities in the field of employment, labor and retirement.
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.