POSITION: Internship – Military/Veterans Program and Environment Program
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.
$15.00/hour, 20-25 hours/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.
Interns will respond to information requests from legislative offices and complete additional research and writing projects as assigned. The intern will also maintain state legislation databases covering military and veterans’ affairs and certain environment topics. This internship’s focus is in two policy areas: military and veterans’ affairs, and environmental policy topics. There may also be opportunities to work on related energy or transportation policy topics on a limited basis
SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
- Conduct primary research using legal and legislative tracking databases
- Promptly respond to requests for research and information from state legislators and other constituents
- Maintain the military/veterans and environment legislative tracking databases
- Create and/or update 50-state charts on key topics
- Research and write policy briefs, webpages, blogs and short articles
- Other tasks as assigned
- Increased proficiency in research and writing skills
- Knowledge gained in military/veterans and environmental topics
- Proficiency in high-quality constituent outreach, interaction and responsiveness
- Increased capability in using and maintaining on-line legislation data bases
- Enhanced knowledge of state legislative processes
- 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.
- Student in Law School Preferred