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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Winter Internship Opportunity: AmVets Legislative Intern


AMVETS is one of America's oldest and foremost veterans’ service organizations providing support to American veterans. The Legislative Department focuses on achieving the goals adopted by members in annual resolutions related to protecting veterans' benefits, rights, and funding.
Please visit our website for more information about the organization and to read our current legislative priorities.

Position Details:
  • Winter term (dates flexible)
  • Unpaid
  • Must have demonstrated interest in and knowledge of legislative process, government related research, or veterans’ issues
  • Requires strong writing, editing, research, administrative, and organizational skills
  • 30-40 hrs per week

Desired Qualities:
  • Research experience
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Relevant coursework
Duties:

The intern will assist in tracking key legislation and the voting records of members of Congress; s/he will become familiar with Capwiz and the sending of action alerts. Additionally, s/he will monitor the broader political landscape and conduct background research on priority issues and members of Congress. The intern will get an up close look at legislative affairs and government relations from the perspective of a non-partisan, non-profit organization; occasionally, s/he may attend meetings on Capitol Hill with legislators and their staff.

To Apply:
Send résumé, writing sample and optional cover letter to Nathan Bullock via email
For any questions please contact Mr. Bullock by email (above) or phone: 301-683-6015