Regional Policy Researcher
As a Regional Policy Researcher, you will join one of the following U.S. Policy Teams:
- Northeast Policy Team: MD, PA, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME
- West Policy Team: AK, HI, CA, NV, UT, CO, WY, MT, ID, OR, WA
(More policy teams for additional regions will be created as our Policy Department expands!)
Each Policy Team will be headed by a Policy Lead and composed of Policy Associates and Policy Researchers.
Each Policy Team's focus will be to influence local and state-level policy in their respective regions 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 Regional Policy Researcher, you will be responsible for:
- Reporting to your respective Policy Lead
- Regularly researching policy on the state and local level in your region
- Creating one-pager summaries of legislation or court cases
- Assisting the Policy Team with other relevant tasks
This position will require up to 3-4 hrs / week
Applications are due by
April 21, 2023
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.