Employment and Labor Policy Internship
POSITION: Employment and Labor Policy Internship
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SEMESTER: Fall 2018
$15/hr; Part-time, flexible 20-25 hours a week. Many colleges and universities will give academic credit for internships. It is the studentís responsibility to contact his or her advisor and obtain academic credit within the institutionís guidelines.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is seeking an intern to work on labor issues, including occupational licensing and workforce development. The intern will work under the supervision of NCSL Employment, Labor and Retirement Program staff.
SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
The intern will be called on to prepare concise and accurate responses to legislative requests for information on a variety of topics, track legislation on occupational licensing and workforce development, write briefs, and assist with website development.
The intern will have opportunities to research and write for NCSL publications such as the NCSL Blog and have their work published with attribution.
Qualified candidates must be currently enrolled in a bachelorís degree or graduate or law program, and possess strong computer and research skills. Candidates must demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating effectively and organizing complex assignments.
Candidates must be able to research all aspects of state laws including state statutes, state legislation, and state regulations. Experience with the state legislative process is a plus, as is familiarity with labor or workforce development policy. Candidates currently in graduate school or law school may be given preference.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Monday, August 6, 2018.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.
Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states.