Position: Legislative Intern
Location: Denver, Colorado
Deadline for submission: Nov, 30th
Term of Position: January – May
Work Schedule: Part-time (10-15 hrs a week) and flexible based upon work/school schedule
Compensation: $12 per hour
Conservation Colorado is seeking a part-time Legislative Intern to assist the Government Affairs Director and Policy Advocates during the 2020 Colorado legislative session and take the lead on special projects. Activities will include legislative and policy research, drafting letters and supportive materials, holding and planning meetings and events to support program and tracking of active legislation.
About Conservation Colorado
Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policymakers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other allies, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region.
Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color, among other key constituencies, for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.
- Assist the Government Affairs Director and Policy Advocates with legislative and policy research.
- Track legislation online including bill language, committee assignments and scheduling, amendments to bills, and votes.
- Perform research on legislative concepts.
- Attend and/or listen in to committee and House and Senate floor discussion of bills.
- Draft talking points, fact sheets, and other materials.
- Draft letters in support or opposition of priority legislation
- Track progress and activity of active legislation.
- Assist team in holding and planning meetings and events to support program including note taking, RSVP outreach, event material preparations, etc.
The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Colorado’s environment and quality of life, state legislation, and has a true desire to learn more about conservation policy and politics. Specific requirements include:
- Meticulous and well organized
- Demonstrable skills in persuasive writing
- Interest in working with diverse communities
- Ability to multi-task and manage short-term and long-term deadlines
- Strong analytical skills for data management
- Working knowledge of Google Apps, Microsoft Office and design programs are a plus
- Understanding of environmental policy and Colorado specific conservation issues is desirable
Compensation and Benefits
The Legislative Intern will earn $12 per hour.
This intern will gain direct experience working with seasoned and knowledgeable organizing, advocacy, and political professionals at one of Colorado’s leading conservation organizations. In addition, Conservation Colorado is located in one of Denver’s premier multi-tenant nonprofit centers, The Alliance Center, so opportunities for shared learning and dialogue between nonprofits abound. Intern will have the opportunity to network at political and environmental events throughout the course of the internship. Additionally, letters of recommendation will be available upon request. Opportunities for full-time employment at Conservation Colorado do occasionally occur and interns are eligible to apply.
Special Job Requirements
Flexible work hours; some evening and weekend hours may occur. We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff and volunteers that better reflect Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.
How to Apply
Please fill out this short questionnaire and send a cover letter and resume to Josh Kuhn with the subject line “Legislative Intern” to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th, 2019.