POGO’s Policy Team is looking for legal interns interested in learning the ins and outs of policy and advocacy on behalf of POGO, and helping to bring good government reforms to Congress and the Executive Branch.
Opportunities for learning and growth:
- Get a first-hand look at how federal policy is shaped and developed
- Learn how to perform in depth research utilizing publicly available information
- Gain legislative research and writing experience
- Contributing research and writing to projects that may include a broad range of policy issues including: ethics reform, immigration oversight, federal revolving door, security spending, and open government
- Supporting the Policy team in advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with the Executive Branch
- Conducting in-depth legal research and writing on a variety of topics
- Participating in coalition meetings on behalf of POGO
- Writing public comments, support letters, and analysis for the POGO website
- Researching and analyzing federal laws, legislation, and regulations related to policy on POGO-relevant topics
- Current or recently graduated law student
- An interest in good government and a commitment to non-partisanship
- Excellent writing skills and prior research experience
- Ability to apply superb attention to detail
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team
The policy legal internship is based in our Washington, DC office and requires a commitment of 30 hours per week during normal office hours. We offer compensation ($15.25/hour) to interns who cannot receive school credit or outside funding for their internship experience.
POGO takes interns throughout the year and will work with an individual’s time restrictions as long as there is a minimum commitment of three months. Traditionally we have only accepted full-time interns, but if you can’t commit to full-time, please include in your cover letter why we should make an exception for you.
Start and end dates are flexible.
Fall 2019: July 8, 2019
Spring 2020: October 25, 2019
Summer 2020: February 28th, 2020
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. All J.D. students and recent law school graduates are welcome to apply.
POGO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We welcome all interested and qualified individuals to apply.
How to Apply:
Please send your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject “[Your Name] Policy (Legal) Internship Application”. Application materials include:
- Cover letter and resume
- Writing sample demonstrating some analysis (1-3 pages)
- Letter(s) of recommendation (optional, but please limit to two)
Any questions concerning internships or the internship program should be directed to Danielle Harris at email@example.com.