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POLICY ADVOCATE, BUDGET & TAX CENTER

LEGAL INTERNSHIP (SUMMER 2018)


Policy Advocate, Budget & Tax Center

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all.  Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Budget & Tax Center, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Policy Advocate. The Policy Advocate has primary responsibility for building support for the Budget & Tax Center’s fiscal and economic policy proposals among allied organizations, the public, and the media to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all North Carolinians. This position provides strategic campaign direction for the Budget & Tax Center’s policy initiatives, including coordinating the work with partners and allies, building the base of support for fiscal and economic policies among the public and thought leaders and developing champions on fiscal and economic issues. 

The Policy Advocate will report directly to the Director of the Budget & Tax Center project and will work closely with other BTC staff members. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in public policy or public administration or equivalent professional training; a minimum of four years of professional experience working in policy analysis and/or advocacy, particularly with a focus on issues affecting individuals with low- and moderate-incomes; familiarity with state legislative and budgeting processes;  experience leading issue campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging, and civic engagement;  superior written, oral and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate complex policies to a wide variety of audiences; and a demonstrated commitment to improving social justice through progressive fiscal and budget policies.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Policy Advocate” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.
 

Legal Internship

The NC Justice Center seeks four law student interns to help us carry out our mission. This opportunity is for the summer of 2018.

About the NC Justice Center: The mission of the Justice Center is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services, and fair treatment it needs in order to enjoy economic security. Justice Center attorneys represent consumers, tenants, workers, immigrants, and students to make sure employers pay their workers what they are owed, landlords do not unfairly evict people, consumers are not preyed upon by unfair loan agreements, immigrants can achieve legal immigration status in the United States, and students can enroll in school and receive a quality education.  We focus on class action and impact litigation.  For more information, visit www.ncjustice.org.

Legal Internships: Legal interns work with NCJC staff on a variety of issues:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Litigation support
  • Drafting model legislation
  • Legislative research
  • Assistance with lobbying efforts
  • Research for policy reports or briefs
  • Communication with clients and constituents
  • Other related legal duties as assigned

Qualifications: Legal interns must have a college undergraduate degree and completed at least one year of an accredited law school. Strong writing and analytical skills and ability to work with others are critical. Spanish proficiency is desirable.

Compensation: Because we are a non-profit organization entirely dependent on grants and donations, we encourage you to apply for funding through your school and to explore other funding opportunities.  Limited funding will be available from the Justice Center.

How to apply: To apply send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Legal Internship” in the subject line to hr@ncjustice.org. The positions will remain open until filled.  We will begin reviewing resumes on November 1, 2017.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.