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