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Law Student - Public Interest in Washington, DC **

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Company name

Public Citizen

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Jul 24,2018

Posted on

Sep 21,2016

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Spring Legal Internship, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Responsibilities: Assisting Advocates and In-House Counsel with duties including: responding to information requests from Capitol Hill, the news media, and national organizations; developing briefing papers, reports, fact sheets and other educational and lobbying materials; and aiding legislative campaigns, coalition building and media strategies. Providing legal research support on pending legislative issues. Will search for and review original documents (e.g. on-line databases such as Westlaw, Library of Congress resources, and documents from governmental and non-governmental agencies) as appropriate to fulfill research requests. Providing a small amount of administrative advocacy support including legislator research, deliveries, errands to Capitol Hill, and other tasks as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Knowledge: Current law school enrollment or completed Juris Doctor degree. Basic knowledge of public policy issues and the legislative process. Excellent legal research, analytical thinking, oral and written communication, and organizational skills. Conscientious, accurate, and tenacious. Strong commitment to public interest work. Willingness to assist with all aspects of issue advocacy work. A preference will be given to applicants seeking academic credit for this internship/externship placement.

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Company info

Susan Harley
Public Citizen
1600 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009