Government Relations and Public Affairs – Legislative Intern (Spring 2019)

Published

10/17/2018

Address

3333 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington
DC
20007
United States

Description

Position: Government Relations and Public Affairs – Legislative Intern (Spring 2019)

Location: 3333 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Employment Status: Temporary/Part-Time

Overview: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance. LSC currently funds 133 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation.

The Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs (GRPA) is responsible for managing LSCs communications and relationship with Congress, the Executive Branch, the media, and the general public.

The primary objectives of the internship are for the intern to:

1.     Understand the relationship between legislative affairs and communications.

2.     Acquire a sound understanding of how the federal appropriations process works.

The intern’s hours will be up to 20 hours per week. The internship will run from January through May 2019.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The intern’s principle duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Respond to congressional inquiries;
  2. Track legislation and monitor congressional activity;
  3. Research and write materials for congressional staff and LSC publications;
  4. Update databases; and
  5. Other research projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

General:

LSC is accepting applications from current undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Ideal candidates can work independently, have excellent research and writing skills, and an interest in public service, government or congressional affairs, and public policy.

Specific/Technical:

The intern needs to have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office projects (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

HOURLY RATE:

This position is paid hourly. Hourly rate is based on class year: $13.25-$15.90 for undergraduates and $16.0-$18.90 for graduate/law students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly on our website at: www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/careers

Questions can be sent to: jobs@lsc.gov

Note: If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1571 or jobs@lsc.gov.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends on creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.



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