VFAI Legislative Communications Intern - REMOTE

  • Human Rights First
  • Washington DC
  • Dec 02, 2021
Intern Government

Job Description

VFAI Legislative Communications Intern - Spring 2022 

The VFAI Legislative Communications Intern will track legislative priorities at the national and state level which VFAI are engaged on. Specifically, these priorities revolve around police reform, asylum protection, and advocating on behalf of Afghan refugees. Interns will gain valuable experience on understanding and navigating the legislative process, as well as the opportunity to participate in data and statistical analysis of legislation and legislators. Interns will then learn how to synthesize that information in a way that the broader public can understand and act upon. Duties

  • Facilitating grassroots communications/outreach including: 
    • Assist in crafting regular membership communications 
    • Identify current events that are relevant to VFAI priorities
  • Analyze data relating to relevant legislative priorities and targets
  • Assist program manager in creating legislative report cards on members of congress
  • Assist with managing VFAI’s social media presence 
  • Participate in coalition meetings

Required Skills & Experience

  • A strong interest in human rights, including national security and refugee & asylum protection
  • Basic understanding of data analysis and statistical modeling
  • Basic understanding of the legislative process at the federal level
  • Experience in writing communications to an audience
  • Experience on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Basic experience in opinion blogging platforms like Medium, Tumblr, Blogger, or WordPress

 EDUCATION: Undergraduate or graduate student


START DATE: January 24, 2022

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 -15 hours per week minimum

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 31, 2021

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please include a cover letter, resume, and 2 references  

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, and developing staff from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.  We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives make us stronger and more effective.