Washington Low Income Housing Alliance – Legislative Session Intern Needed

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance:

The Housing Alliance is seeking to hire a legislative session intern who will report to the Policy Director and will enhance the ability of the organization to provide the public, media and policymakers with credible, independent, accessible, and timely information on affordable housing policy in Washington State. The primary responsibility of the Legislative Session Intern is to gather and analyze data pertaining to the 2011 legislative priorities of the Housing Alliance. Working to assist the Director of Policy, you will track specific bills throughout session and complete research needs as they arise. If interested, send resume and cover letter to Natalia@wliha.org .

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

 

Title: Legislative Session Intern

Reports to: Program Associate & Policy Director

 

Summary: The Legislative Session Intern will enhance the ability of the Housing Alliance to provide the public, media and policymakers with credible, independent, accessible, and timely information on affordable housing policy in Washington State.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of the Legislative Session Intern is to gather and analyze data pertaining to the 2011 legislative priorities of the Housing Alliance. Working to assist the Director of Policy, you will track specific bills throughout session and complete research needs as they arise.

 

Potential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Based on experience and agreement by the intern and Housing Alliance staff, this internship can be extended or enhanced to include additional work such as:
    • Assist in preparation of legislative committee hearings, policy meetings, advocacy presentations, etc.
    • Assist in preparation of weekly session updates to membership.
    • Compile and analyze data in support of Housing Alliance advocacy efforts.

 

Requirements:

  • A commitment to credible and independent analysis with attention to detail and accuracy; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Dedication to the mission of the Housing Alliance.
  • Currently pursuing a degree in public policy, economics, statistics, social work, political science or related field. A graduate level of study is appreciated, but not required.
  • Academic or professional experience in qualitative research preferred.
  • The ability to synthesize new and complex information quickly.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office as well a Mac computers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate technical information to those unfamiliar with housing issues.
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, affordable housing.
  • This position is 10-20 hours per week depending on intern availability and/or project needs.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities as requested with a sense of humor and team spirit!

 

Benefits:

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance will help secure academic credit if applicable.

 

Application:

Send resume and cover letter to Natalia@wliha.org

 

 

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