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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Legislative Task Force Intern, Mass NOW, Boston, MA

Legislative Task Force Intern

Posted on: December 22, 2014
Start date: January 12, 2015
End date: May 29, 2015
Posted by: Mass NOW

Mass. NOW is a multi-issue progressive feminist organization pushing for equality on multiple legislative fronts. During the upcoming session, Mass NOW will be supporting a number of bills and seeks a motivated, detail-oriented intern to help track legislation for the upcoming Massachusetts session. The intern would work closely with the Programs and Policy director, the VP of Legislation, and the legislative task force to push forward Mass NOW's legislative agenda. The Legislative Task Force Intern will work the VP of Legislation and will be responsible for monitoring activities and actions within the General Assembly during the session.
  • Track pending legislation in the current session, and record lead sponsors, co-sponsors, and votes on bills.
  • Keep track of dates for bill filing, amendment filing, and hearings.
  • Set up and maintain media alerts on Mass NOW's priority bills
  • Draft fact sheets on legislation
  • Collect stories from members and allies to support legislative efforts
  • Attend legislative hearings & legislator office visits
  • Update the VP of legislation and task force members about pending legislation
  • Prepare legislative outreach materials, including action alerts, advocate and legislator briefs
  • Strong interest in legislative process and policy advocacy
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience in public policy and advocacy is a strong plus
  • Experience researching and tracking state and federal legislation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Spring 2015 semester (with option to extend)
  • 10-15 hours per week (flexible scheduling)


Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Katie Hayden at References upon request.

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