Internship Opportunity: Americans for Safe Access, Washington, DC

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens working to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. The organization is currently seeking graduate and undergraduate interns in their Washington DC office. Qualified candidates will work closely with ASA's Government Affairs department to research policy issues, facilitate grassroots outreach and assist with administrative work.

Intern responsibilities will vary but in general include administrative support to the Government Affairs staff; researching and reviewing medical cannabis policy topics; and drafting correspondence, fact sheets, memos, and other advocacy materials for federal policy makers. Interns will also be responsible for attending hearings and briefings and accompanying ASA staff at various meetings when appropriate.

Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate a willingness to undertake unfamiliar initiatives with enthusiasm and creativity, and possess some knowledge about the issues facing medical cannabis patients and their providers nationwide. Applicants should possess a sense of humor, excellent research, communication and organizational skills, have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while working independently or as a team, and have some basic understanding of the federal legislative process. Some prior campaign experience preferred but not necessary.

The internship is an unpaid experience, but ASA staff will work to ensure academic credit is received, if applicable. Interns are expected to work in ASA's Washington, DC office between 15-30 hours per week. The minimum duration of an internship is 8 weeks.

To apply, please fax or e-mail a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to ASA at (510) 251-2036 or [email protected].

No phone calls, please -- all applicants will be notified of receipt of their applications; only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews.

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