Director of Government Relations (Chief Lobbyist and Policy Analyst)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling until Oct. 16th
Position Overview: As Director of Government Relations, and acting as Chief Lobbyist, you will speak language policy to those in power by: advancing language and international education policies; raising awareness of language as a profession with the public, government, businesses, and the media; communicating timely and relevant policy updates and action alerts to our membership and the public; building coalitions among national, regional and state groups to achieve public policy objectives; lobbying the Legislative and Executive branches of the US Government; monitoring budget and legislation to maintain and augment sustainable funding for language and international education programs; tracking legislative and policy developments at the federal and state levels affecting all areas related to languages and international education; and networking with leaders of the Congressional and the Executive branches to translate Language Enterprise priorities into legislative and policy action.
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Qualifications: Intern should have strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, and a demonstrable interest in language study. Graphic designs skills highly desired. A basic understanding of the American legislative process is recommended. World language ability and study abroad experience are highly desired, but not required; An interest in promoting world language learning and international studies is essential. An excellent internship for students intending to work in the language sector, education, or public policy.
Responsibilities: Assist with researching federal legislation and tracking federal appropriations; Drafting and disseminating action alerts to JNCL-NCLIS member organizations; Attending meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill; Creating content for social media and website.
Qualifications: Desire to make a positive impact on the future of multilingualism in the US; Dedication to the mission of JNCL-NCLIS and its organizational members. Preferred: experience abroad, knowledge of English and at least one other language.
Responsibilities: Varies; guest blogs, research legislation at federal and state level.