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WSLC seeks ’13 Legislative Intern; applications due Nov. 17

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization representing some 400,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2013 legislative session. The application deadline has been extended to Saturday, Nov. 17.

Here is the job posting:

Legislative Intern

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is seeking a full-time legislative intern for the 2013 legislative session (Jan. 14, 2013 to April 28, 2013) to help develop and coordinate legislative advocacy for Washington working families. This is a fun and challenging opportunity to learn more about issues important to working families, our labor movement, public policy and the legislative process. Plus, there are many opportunities for interns to pursue and develop their own policy interests and to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners.

Our fast-paced internship is open to anyone who with an interest in public policy and a passion for the labor movement. We are looking for people with excellent writing and research skills, a positive attitude, a willingness to tackle a variety of tasks and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Duties Include:

  • Assisting the WSLC lobby team and the United Labor Lobby with meetings (including scheduling and taking minutes)
  • Conducting legislative research
  • Bill tracking
  • Attending committee hearings and meetings with legislators
  • Outreach and communication with affiliated unions regarding progress of policy priorities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong ties to and/or an interest in labor and working families
  • Desire to learn about public policy and the legislative process
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment

Compensation is $600/week and you will become a member of OPEIU Local 8. In previous years, interns still in school have also worked with their academic institution to receive course credit.

Please send a resume and cover letter by Nov. 17, 2012, to Teresa Mosqueda:

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
906 S. Columbia St., Suite 330
Olympia, WA  98501

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