Career Opportunities 

Our staff is made up of professionals dedicated to strengthening the voices of young Virginians because we know the system works better when everyone is heard. 

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POLICY INTERNSHIP

Virginia21 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates advocacy on the issues most important to young voters. With chapters all around the Commonwealth, VA21 has engaged thousands of young people in the political process since its founding 15 years ago.

DESCRIPTION

The policy intern is responsible for assisting the policy director in the implementation of Virginia21’s legislative and policy initiatives. The policy intern will assist in tracking, monitoring, researching, and preparing advocacy documents on policy and legislation regarding higher education and related issues.  The candidate must be eligible to receive academic credit for the internship experience. The internship will run during the Summer of 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the implementation of strategies developed by Virginia21 to achieve legislative and policy goals

  • Assist and support the policy director with background research, conducting analyses, and writing and proofing important deliverables

  • Assist in coordination of legislative visit scheduling

  • Attend hearings and committee meetings as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Issue agreement. You must be passionate about the needs of the 18-35 year old generation, including improving access to higher education, promoting economic development, and supporting good government policies.

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Excellent research and analytical skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge

  • Commit to at least 15 hours a week

PLUSES THAT AREN’T REQUIRED

  • Political campaign, voter registration, prospect research, or legislative affairs experience

  • Basic knowledge of supporter management database systems & e-mail communications (MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.)

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume to Gerica Goodman at Gerica@virginia21.org. Applications must be received by May 31.