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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2018 Legislative & Communications Assistant
Looking for an opportunity to get involved in state policy on behalf of low- and middle-income working families? The Indiana Institute for Working Families, a program of the Indiana Community Action Association, is currently seeking to hire a Legislative & Communications Assistant for the 2018 Session of the Indiana General Assembly. The pay is $13/hour and candidates should expect 20 – 30 hours per week. Some evenings will be required. The position will begin with orientation as schedules allow in December 2017, and will officially start Wednesday, January 3, 2018 and last through March 2018 (or when the legislative session ends). Applications will be accepted immediately and on a rolling basis through December 11th or until a candidate is selected. This is a great opportunity to spend time in our statehouse observing and learning the policy process, and previous interns have gone on to policy, advocacy, consulting, and PhD. programs.
· Follow legislation by attending, taking notes at committee meetings and bill hearings at Indiana Statehouse as directed by Institute staff
· Maintain and update the Institute’s legislative tracking system and weekly ‘Inside the Statehouse’ blog
· Assist with Institute communications and outreach, including press releases, action alerts, and email announcements as directed
· Read and summarize research on agenda items and emerging policy issues; potential to assist with research products
· Commitment to promoting the interests of Indiana’s working families
· Knowledge of the legislative process and background in public policy, political science, communications, or related field preferred
· Interest in policy analysis, with quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills preferred
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Word, and Blogger useful
· Highly organized and able to work independently, with general availability on weekdays through March 2018
Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, writing sample and expected weekly availability to:
Andrew Bradley, Senior Policy Analyst: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indiana Institute for Working Families is committed to building a diverse staff
and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
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