Fields: policy, racial justice, gender, poverty, law
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
About the Organization: Real Facts NC is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to researching and telling the real story about issues facing North Carolinians. We share current and developing public policy and messaging in service of a more equitable North Carolina.
About the Position: The primary responsibility of the position is to assist the Research Team with legislative accountability research projects concerning North Carolina state government and North Carolina public officials. Examples of such projects include:
• Reviewing news articles and investigating public documents to highlight key points
• Tracking legislation and other public policy issues facing NC lawmakers
• Writing research-based memos and talking points on key public issues
• Preparing research documents for advocates and news reporters
• Analyzing video and audio recordings of public events for new information.
Interns will also be expected to attend and gather video of public events and public appearances by state government figures. This will include some travel (with reimbursement). Interns will be expected to make a minimum 20 hour a week commitment during standard 9-5 weekday business hours.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Real Facts NC is looking for interns who can think fast, think critically, and learn quickly. Ideal candidates should have a deep and demonstrated commitment to racial, social, economic, and gender justice. Applicants must have strong writing skills, an ability to work in a team environment, and enthusiasm for public debate in North Carolina. Real Facts NC is committed to creating a dynamic, multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Candidates of color and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
Estimated Salary: $1200/month for a 20-hour work week will be provided (this calculates to $15/hour). Mileage and other expenses will be reimbursed.
Deadline: August 13, 2018
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