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- Legal and Policy Internships and Fellowships, USA

Legal and Policy Internships and Fellowships
DC Appleseed

Positions Available:
Fellows and Interns will provide substantive support to project teams in one or several of the following areas: early childhood education, environmental sustainability and resilience, HIV/AIDS, adult literacy and workforce development, closing the achievement gap in K-12 special education, improving health through housing interventions, DC Democracy, and neighborhood preservation/affordable housing. They will be supervised by DC Appleseed’s Counsel and take direction from the staff leaders of the projects on which they work.

Organization Description:
DC Appleseed is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to solving public policy problems facing the National Capital region. DC Appleseed’s current projects involve children’s health, Anacostia River clean-up and waterfront development, HIV/AIDS, Attorney General reform, and D.C. voting rights. To address these issues, DC Appleseed works in partnership with community leaders, government officials, attorneys, expert consultants, and others, to analyze and develop practical solutions to systemic problems. DC Appleseed has a full-time staff of seven, and a distinguished 30-member board. DC Appleseed’s projects involve working with broad coalitions, issuing reports, participating in regulatory proceedings, bringing lawsuits, managing public education campaigns, and testifying before governmental decision-makers. DC Appleseed receives financial and in-kind support from local and national foundations, corporations, law firms, and individuals.

Depending on the substance and timeline of the project, interns will: conduct legal and/or policy research; identify and research best practices from other jurisdictions; attend and report on community outreach efforts and various public meetings and hearings; and prepare or contribute to legislative, litigation, regulatory, and policy report materials. Project assignments will depend on the organization’s needs. Applicants are encouraged to explore our website to learn more about our project work and include any particular interests in their application materials.

How to Apply:
DC Appleseed hires interns and fellows through D.C. area recruiting events, relationships with local schools, and direct applications . Positions are unpaid, but applicants are encouraged to pursue funding – including opportunities that require organizational support. For further information, please contact Danielle Burs, Counsel, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Job posted on 21st November 2018
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