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Local Government Affairs Intern

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Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, is seeking a Local Government Affairs Intern. The Local Government Affairs department works with local officials (mayors, law enforcement leaders, council and school board members, etc) to provide resources to end community based gun violence and advocate for and advance local, state, and federal gun safety measures.

We’re looking for an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing studies in public administration, public policy, criminal justice, or a related field, who can support our team’s efforts to engage local officials across the country, and build out new programs of support.

In light of the current situation, this position would be remote. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a survey of Mayors Against Illegal Guns members to catalogue practice across the country and identify opportunities for ongoing support
  • Provide research and project management support on the development of new programs designed to advance local efforts to reduce gun violence
  • Support the team’s efforts to recruit new mayors into the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition
  • Maintain up-to-date gun violence data on cities
  • Monitor news to identify innovative local efforts to reduce gun violence and opportunities for engagement with new local officials
  • Interact regularly with Everytown staff across departments to ensure effective coordination and delivery of Local Government Affairs activities 

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student 
  • Familiarity with local government 
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A self-starter who is willing to take initiative on projects
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills
  • Comfort working remotely

Must be able to work at least 20 hours a week from May through August.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.

Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, is seeking a Local Government Affairs Intern. The Local Government Affairs department works with local officials (mayors, law enforcement leaders…

Details at a Glance

  • Payment
    Hourly

How to Apply

Please apply with a thoughtful cover letter and your resume using the link above.

Please apply with a thoughtful cover letter and your resume using the link above.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY

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