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U.S. Policy Associate

The Policy Department at Dear Asian Youth has three sub-teams: (1) Human & Civil Rights Policy Team (2) Healthcare Policy Team (3) Education Policy Team. Under each sub-team, there are [Policy Issue] Policy Associates (i.e. Healthcare Policy Associate).

Alongside other U.S. Policy Associates, you will report directly to a Policy Lead to contribute to the Policy Department.

The Policy Team's focus is to influence United States' policy on the federal level through:
(1) Directly advocating to legislators for legislation DAY aligns with.
(2) Hosting, supporting, publicizing, or organizing protests / rallies that align with DAY values.
(3) Heavily prioritizing partnering with organizations, organizers, or groups with the interest of creating policy change.
(4) Host advocacy or community events that push towards legislative or social change that DAY aligns with.
(5) Testifying at legislative hearings for policy or change that DAY aligns with.
(6) Publicly denouncing legislation or legislators that do not align with DAY’s values.
(7) Supporting and uplifting community voices in cities by providing opportunities for the public to create substantial legislative change.
(8) Endorsing and further publicizing legislation or causes that DAY aligns with.

As a U.S. Policy Associate, you will:
Build connections with legislators on the state and federal level
Form relationships with organizations
Conduct research and write one-pagers on legislation of interest
Contribute to writing the DAY Policy Newsletter
Author Social Media posts regarding Policy issues within the focus of their sub-team as well as other topics
Meet with legislators routinely to advocate for or against legislation
Time commitment: 4-5 hours/week, including weekly meetings

Qualities We Look For

Soft Skills: commitment to the cause, integrity/honesty, professional and proactive work ethic, creativity, healthy communication, and teamwork capabilities

Hard Skills: excellent written communication skills, understanding of U.S. policy, effective time management skills and the ability to multitask, attention to detail, knowledge of politics and U.S. government processes.


Applications are due by

June 29, 2024

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