The Drug Policy Alliance is seeking a Public Policy Intern and they want you! If you’re interested in a career in public policy then this internship may be perfect for you. Check out the details and consider applying.
Internship Description
The Office of Legal Affairs is looking for graduate public policy students who are interested in contributing to creating real alternatives to the war on drugs as part of a multi-disciplinary office team. Projects might include: monitoring the implementation of legislation; program evaluation and data analysis projects; drafting op-eds and letters to the editor; drafting and editing public education and litigation materials; developing and collecting research to support pending legislation or ongoing litigation; writing press releases and assisting in media outreach; and creating and maintaining databases in public education and litigation projects.
The Office of Legal Affairs works with our Sacramento and Washington, DC offices on legislation related to a variety of issues, including (but not limited to): access to substance abuse treatment, including narcotic replacement therapies; provision of harm reduction services, including access to sterile syringes and overdose prevention programs; reduction of drug testing and other pervasive surveillance technologies; eligibility for public benefits for individuals with drug problems or prior drug convictions; lawful use and supply of medical marijuana and sacramental cannabis; adequate treatment of severe and chronic pain; combating the criminalization of pregnant substance abusers; reforming sentencing laws, including advocating for treatment instead of incarceration; and addressing racial disparities in drug laws and sentencing.
Qualifications and Application Procedure
The Office of Legal Affairs is looking for public policy students to commit to work at least eight hours a week during the spring or fall semesters or at least 20 hours per week (usually for 10 weeks) during the summer.

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