The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is looking for an energetic, hard-working, and thoughtful person interested in research and advocacy for policy reforms to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. We are looking for someone who wants to learn to navigate Capitol Hill and the White House, as well as dig into the inner workings of government business and advance solutions.
Our Public Policy Fellow will have a strong interest in the federal government and policy; a passion for advancing the public interest; superb internet research and organizational skills; a demonstrated range of compelling writing; as well as an ability to learn complex concepts and work on multiple issues and concurrent projects. Wonkiness and a sense of humor are required, as well as good judgment and a no-job-too-small attitude.
Breakdown of responsibilities:
Assists POGO’s Director of Public Policy in exploring issues and policies, working in partnerships with other stakeholders, and strategically advancing legislative and administrative reforms through inside and outside advocacy. Dutiess may include preparing briefing books; blogging; drafting policy papers, letters, and action alerts; disseminating information to and enlisting the support of policy makers and allied organizations, and more.
Conducts research on issues, legislation, regulations, and other special projects assigned by the Director of Public Policy, potential policy reforms or systemic changes to correct the abuses uncovered by the investigation or within an issue area.
Contributes to reports, alerts, letters to agencies, blogs, and other products, as well as coordinates with POGO’s communications team on web content on advocacy and other projects.
Working closely with the Director of Public Policy and collaborates with other POGO staff to help disseminate and publicize investigatory findings and advocate for reforms with the media, public, Congress, and other stakeholders and audiences.
Assists with other duties, including minor administrative support and office functions upon request.
This position is supervised by the Director of Public Policy.
Salary commensurate with experience.
POGO prefers that an applicant send a cover letter and include their resume and a writing sample
(Job announcement posted 1/8/2013)
Washington, DC, US
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