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Government Relations and Community Engagement Intern


TITLE: Legislative Assistant (Intern – Unpaid) 
LOCATION: Hybrid in Washington, DC/Remote 
ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) was founded in 1913 with the mission to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. In striving to achieve these goals, ADL has maintained a core set of principles for more than 100 years — prioritizing fighting antisemitism and all forms of hate while opposing discriminatory barriers that deny equal opportunities to individuals based on their race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics. 
ADL’s GRACE (Government Relations, Advocacy, and Community Engagement) team serves as the liaison between our 25 regional offices and Congress/the Administration, and works closely with partners in these branches and in other federal offices, along with partner organizations, to further ADL’s mission and values. GRACE advocates on behalf of ADL on a wide range of issues, including: hate crime, domestic terrorism, religious freedom, LGBTQ+ rights, police and criminal justice reform, immigration, Middle East peace, global antisemitism, international religious freedom, and human rights. An ideal fit is seeking experience with a leading anti-hate organization in Washington engaging on a variety of domestic and international policy. Interns will have an opportunity to grow, shape and support this important work. 
The GRACE team is looking for candidates who have the following skills/background: 
  • Previous work/internship experience: experience working on the Hill or at an advocacy organization is a plus but not required 
  • Positive attitude, curiosity, and enthusiasm for ADL’s mission 
  • Strong academic record with displayed interest in government affairs, social justice, or related areas 
  • Self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team 
  • Stellar attention to detail 
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous projects 
  • Undergraduate or graduate students 
Typical Projects: 
  • Support ADL’s local, state, and national outreach by helping draft, format, and proofread letters, comments, and action items 
  • Attend and take notes/report back on hearings, coalition meetings, and other events relevant to GRACE’s work 
  • Conduct research and analysis, and carry out individual projects that support larger ADL campaigns and projects, including drafting State legislature or Congressional member memos. 
  • Track developments/events on state and Federal legislation, in Congress, or on national issues via social media/news monitoring 
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to, SUBJECT: GRACE Internship. 

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