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LEGISLATIVE Internship

YOUNG DEM CAUCUS

Spring 2020

Now Hiring: Paid LEGISLATIVE Interns!

The New Hampshire Young Democrats seek highly motivated full and part-time students to apply for a paid legislative internship. Applications are due January 10, 2020.

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

The New Hampshire Young Democrats will direct focus spring to elevating and supporting legislative priorities of the Young Dems Caucus, a group of NH state legislators age 40 and under. NHYD seeks interns who are passionate about policy and legislation and the NHYD vision to recruit, train, and elect more Young Democrats to elected office.

 

The internship will continue this mission by helping us support new and experienced young Democratic elected officials, many of whom will be running for reelection in November 2020, and to ensure they are well-equipped with successful strategy and detail-oriented support for service in the NH State House. For these reasons, we encourage you to apply for our Legislative Internship now!

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The NHYD mission is to recruit, train, and elect the next generation of electoral organizers and candidates for elected office in New Hampshire. The legislative intern will be a critical helping force to the Young Dems Caucus wherever it is needed on a fast-paced, week-to-week basis. Much of the work will fall on Fridays and weekends, as the State House Clerk sends the House Calendar on Friday, with scheduling and preparation needed prior to Monday.

 

The intern will assist in informing Young Dems Caucus membership of the House Calendar weekly agenda, determining policy priorities for the week, and establishing a chain of communication for committee updates. Outside of the State House, the intern will generate and build critical grassroots support from across the state, particularly in their respective community, campus and/or school in accordance with policy needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in passing and/or advancing the Young Dem Caucus' agenda by generating grassroots support outside of the State House through:

    • Outreach to your community, campus, and peers to identify individuals to witness testify at hearings, either in person or written submission

    • Generating letters to the Editor and collecting personal stories of citizens impacted by legislation/issue area for promotion on statewide media channels

    • Assisting in leading community or campus events to request and encourage constituent input on respective bills pertaining to Young Dem Caucus & NHYD interest.

  • Serving as a Committee Assistant to Young Dem elected officials upon request and need through:

    • Research to support bills, follow hearings, and obtain meeting minutes from the State House clerk

    • Assistance in managing Young Dem Caucus officials’ scheduled attendance at prioritized bill hearings and work sessions

    • Writing & aggregating talking points for Young Dem elected officials for use during hearings and work sessions

    • Your personal attendance at hearings in Concord to take notes, if able 

  • Communicating with Young Dem Caucus representatives on a weekly basis for their respective Committee’s updates through:

    • Drafting internal communicative material to the Young Dems Caucus to better inform the team of Committee updates and areas where additional support and action is needed

    • Drafting and publishing social media content through NHYD accounts to adequately update NHYD members on State House updates & increase transparency to all voters, including graphics

Qualifications:

  • Able to work 5-10 hours per week, to include some weekends

  • Enthusiastic about legislation & policy work, civic engagement, & recruiting new people to get involved in the political process

  • Passionate about progressive & Democratic values 

  • Eager to learn new skills & share them with peers 

  • A strong work ethic & attention to detail 

  • Able to give & receive feedback

  • Able to work well with deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Committed to active membership with your local Young Democrats chapter and/or willing to become a new leader in your local area

  • Able to travel to Concord, NH at least once/week is a plus. NHYD is committed to ensuring that access to transportation will not be a barrier to success in this role. 

 

This is a 5-10-hour-per-week position based in interns' home campus location, with monthly-to-weekly travel to Concord if possible. 

to Apply

Please send your resume and a brief personal statement to Molly Biron (she/her) at mbiron@nhdp.org. Your personal statement should be no more than 200 words and address the optional question: “What excites you about policy and legislation in 2020?"

stipend

 $1000 (January-May, in congruence with the legislative session)

application deadline

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Background

The New Hampshire Young Democrats is a statewide grassroots organization and are in an unprecedented time of energy and participation of young people in the democratic process. Since 2016, the New Hampshire Young Democrats have grown from 400 to over 7,000 members; hosted over 120 events; organized 5 college campuses and 10 high schools, and helped elect almost 100 Young Democrats to state and local office. 

 

The New Hampshire Young Democrats are an official chapter of Young Democrats of America (YDA). The mission of NHYD is to help young Democrats seeking office, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders. Founded in 1932, YDA is the largest partisan, youth-led political organization in America. 

 

We look forward to your application and the opportunity to work with you! 

 


 

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at NHYD, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Women and Persons of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.