Job Details

Summer 2021 Legislative Affairs Program Clerkship **

Company name

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Feb 21, 2021

Valid Through

Jun 06, 2021

Posted on

Nov 11, 2020

Salary

USD 18 Hourly

Location

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Profile

Summer 2021 Legislative Affairs Program Clerkship
Responsibilities: Research policy issues, develop issue briefs, analyze state legislation or regulation, and assist with administrative work. Prepare correspondence and conduct outreach to supporters, coalition partners, and public officials, including elected and appointed officials. Virtually attend, as needed, public hearings, stakeholder meetings, lobby day(s), lobby 101(s), conferences, and other events. Collaborate, as needed, with Communications and other departments to propose, draft, proof read and/or edit content on priority campaigns for the Animal Legal Defense Fund website, blogs, e-Updates, e-alerts, newsletters, social channels, etc. Coordinate, as needed, with other programs, including with Criminal Justice Program and Litigation Program staff on cases related to legislative campaigns. Prepare and deliver, as needed, presentations for virtual lobby 101(s) or other advocacy trainings for supporters, professional conferences, fundraising events, etc.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be 2Ls (rising 3Ls) attending US law schools. Must have a sincere interest in animal protection. Must have excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work effectively independently and remotely. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to tactfully manage challenging questions or opposing viewpoints from the public or public officials. Must have experience with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with SharePoint and Teams preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with members, supporters, co-workers, coalition partners, and public officials. Must have a positive attitude and be able to work cooperatively with others and function well in a team-oriented work environment. Must have ability to use discretion, keeping in mind the confidential and emotional aspects of work. Must have access to a computer with internet and Microsoft Suite.

Additional info

Send application form, cover letter, resume, 2-3 professional references, original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay).

Company info

Stephanie Harris
Senior Legislative Affairs Manager
Animal Legal Defense Fund
170 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931

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