Through electoral organizing, legislative advocacy, public education, and a constant presence at community events, the legislative team creates positive changes in the lives of the Massachusetts LGBTQ community. The nature of legislative intern tasks and projects depends on the time at which the internship begins. Additionally, each intern can choose a concentration that fits their particular interests and work with coalition partners to explore that interest. Examples of concentrations that interns may choose from include social media, legislative research, and volunteer coordination. Interns may be asked to conduct literature reviews and research and draft reports on legislative priority areas.
Interns will learn skills that will enable them to:
- Recruit, train, and coach a team of capable volunteers to participate in lobby days and other volunteer actions
- Deliver presentations and trainings to advance public education
- Communicate the urgency and importance of issues affecting the LGBTQ community
Qualified applicants should be passionate about social justice, hardworking, and have excellent time management, writing and communication skills. Prior legislative or volunteer coordination experience is not necessary. However, experience working with issues of social justice and change in any capacity is a plus.
This is an unpaid position; college credit hours may be available to applicants who make prior arrangements with their school. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Emily Michalakes, Political Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.