Legislative and Policy Internship – Summer 2014-Albany, NY
Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York
Position Title: Legislative and Policy Internship
Location: Albany, NY,
Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week. Unpaid.
Application Deadline: Not listed.
As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, they will get to see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor session by attending legislative committee meetings, and observing floor votes in both the Senate and the Assembly. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.
The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch.
Qualifications: Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.
Work Period: The spring internship runs from May through August. Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.
Compensation: All internships are unpaid. We will assist in arranging credit for students through their schools.
How to apply:
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210