Job Description: Public Policy Intern

The Public Policy Department

Equality Florida’s Public Policy Department advances innovative policy and defends existing protections to ensure that no one in Florida suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We work closely with other Departments on education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying. The Public Policy Department solves challenges at the local, state, and federal levels, with a special emphasis on fighting for the LGBTQ community in the Florida Capitol.

Supporting the Public Policy Department

The Public Policy Department internship involves work with Department staff to advance and defend LGBTQ policy. This primarily involves supporting our annual advocacy program at the Florida Capitol with outreach to prospective grassroots activist participants and communication with legislative offices to coordinate lobby visits, as well as support with legislative tracking and research. Public Policy Interns may also assist in local policy organizing campaigns.

For the 2022 Legislative Session, the Public Policy Department internship will be completely remote, though there may be in-person opportunities for interns in the Tallahassee area. No travel is required.

This is a paid internship with 15 hours per week minimum commitment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in recruitment of grassroots activists
  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics for virtual lobby visits
  • Support cross-departmental engagement in policy programs
  • Communicate with legislative staff regarding Equality Florida priorities
  • Organize coalition support for legislative priorities and provide support to partners for legislative priorities
  • Draft regular legislative tracking updates
  • Draft high-level weekly summaries of legislative developments
  • Capture impact stories from grassroots activists regarding their experiences

Successful interns should:

  • Have an interest in civil rights and policy or politics
  • Have strong event planning and organizing skills
  • Be organized and detail-oriented
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Have occasional weekend and weeknight availability
  • Be comfortable communicating professionally with a diverse audience
  • Be capable of working independently, with minimal supervision
  • Have access to a reliable internet connection and a computer with video capabilities
  • Legislative experience strongly preferred, not required

Location:

Statewide

Commitment: 15 hours per week for 12 weeks

Pay: $15 per hour

Contact: Yordanos Molla [email protected]

How to Apply: Please apply at https://eqfl.org/about/intern, select Public Policy, and submit a current resume, cover letter, and writing sample.