Legal Intern

Open Primaries - New York, NY 10065
Open Primaries - New York, NY 10065
Open Primaries - New York, NY 10065
Job Description
Open Primaries is seeking a law student for a legal research and writing internship focused on political and electoral reform. The ideal candidate is well-organized, highly motivated, and eager to gain hands-on experience at a political nonprofit. This internship is part-time, with a minimum of 20 hours/week, to start in January 2018. The legal intern will primarily be assisting with cutting edge, original policy research and legal analysis. The legal intern will also write briefs and policy reports about high-profile legal challenges to election law and add depth to our policy library. Legal interns are overseen by an attorney. A monthly $400 travel stipend will be provided.

About Open Primaries:

Open Primaries represents a movement of Americans working to end partisanship and polarization in politics through reform of the primary election system. We advocate for open, nonpartisan primary systems, counter efforts to impose closed primaries and build coalitions of activists across the country. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the American people and government by creating more platforms for voters' voices to be heard.


Duties:

- Conduct original research and legal analyses, produce briefs and reports on a variety of cutting edge political and election reform issues affecting upcoming campaigns;
- Conduct data collection and analysis on various issues to better inform future activities and campaigns;
- Draft policy letters and correspondence, as needed;
$400 per month travel stipend
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