Legislative Intern Description
Description: Legislative interns will assist in monitoring and researching legislation related to current animal welfare issues. During this internship, interns will have the opportunity to hone research and writing skills, strengthen communication and networking skills, and use their skills to address real-world issues involving regulatory and legislative issues as they relate to the field of animal welfare.
Reports to: Best Friends Legislative Attorney
Timeframe: Through end of May
· Become knowledgeable about the state legislative process.
· Gain a comprehensive understanding of animal law and its impacts on animals, people, and communities.
· Learn how successful grassroots strategies are implemented and methods for mobilizing membership.
· Improve research, writing, communication, and networking skills.
· Monitor, track, and analyze legislation.
· Conduct legal research and writing.
· Attend hearings, briefings, and meetings.
· Prepare reports for staff.
· Assist staff in mobilizing membership on key legislative initiatives.
· Assist with administrative tasks such as updating and preparing Excel spreadsheets, proofreading, assembling folders for lobby visits, preparing mailings, etc.
● Must be 18 years or older.
● Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited law program.
● Genuine interest in animals and the field of animal welfare.
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
● Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
● Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
● Works well under pressure.
● Comfortable meeting new people.
To apply, please email current resume and cover letter to email@example.com. If seeking academic credit, please also provide course objectives and requirements.