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Federal Policy Intern

Posted: May 4, 2017

Location: US

The Hispanic Federation DC office is looking for an intern to join our team and learn more about the role of federal advocacy, policy, and politics. This internship is ideal for someone with a strong academic record, excellent writing and organizational skills, and someone who is eager to learn firsthand about policy and politics in our nation’s capital. As part of a small team, the federal policy intern will have the opportunity to represent the organization at congressional briefings and events, and gain substantial experience in policy research, analysis, advocacy, and politics.

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with planning and implementation of Hispanic Federation advocacy events and meetings, including the research and development of background materials, capturing event attendance, and serving as a liaison to event participants
• Outreach to congressional offices as well as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to coordinate meeting logistics • Maintain and update Hispanic Federation congressional database for members of the House, Senate, and relevant committees and caucuses
• Maintain and update relevant advocacy and legislative tracking for the purpose of capturing Hispanic Federation influence and congressional relationships
• Develop state and local fact sheets on federal funding and funding opportunities in key states
• Draft talking points for congressional briefings and speaking engagements for the Director of National Advocacy
• Write, edit, and review sections of reports, letters, and other written materials produced by the DC office
• Longer research projects possible
• Prepare briefing materials for Hispanic Federation meetings on Capitol Hill
• Attend policy briefings and events on behalf of the Hispanic Federation DC office
• Create and share social media content regarding the DC office’s policy advocacy efforts

Current undergraduate student enrolled in political science, environmental sciences, sociology, or related field

• Excellent research and writing skills required
• Strong organizational skills required
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to quickly get up to speed on policy related issues
• Strong commitment to the mission of Hispanic Federation is required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong social media skills
• Fluency in Spanish, including the ability to read, speak, and write a plus
• Professional demeanor

Full/Part Time: Internship

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 3-5 page writing sample to Lucia Mendez at lmendez@hispanicfederation.org. Include the words “Federal Policy Internship” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadlines for each semester are: June 30 (Fall 2017) and Oct 21 (Spring 2018)

Stipend provided based on experience