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Spring Internship 2024 - Immigration and Economic Policy
Bipartisan Policy Center
Immigration has been a contentious issue in the United States for decades and has grown increasingly controversial, with strong emotional and political rhetoric on both sides. Despite the heated public debate, we have found that a majority of Americans agree on several major issues in immigration. Furthermore, like many controversial issues, only through bipartisan collaboration will sustainable change and systemic improvements be made.
BPC currently views legal immigration as the best consensus focus area for immigration reform. While maintaining support for comprehensive immigration reform, our recent work has emphasized the economic, international competitiveness, and national security arguments for legal immigration reform and, in particular, the importance of legislative change to improve the system to meet societal and economic needs across the skill spectrum.
Through public events, written products, collaboration, and outreach with Capitol Hill, the project targets its efforts where it perceives opportunities to positively impact the debate.
The intern will work with staff on research and writing, preparing material for private and public discourse, and monitoring current events and congressional activity. The internship will also include engagement in other functions of the project such as event planning, fundraising, and communications. Interns will be asked to handle multiple assignments and deadlines. As with any job, project needs and the intern’s skill set will play a key role in determining precise responsibilities.
The ideal applicant:
- Possesses strong research and writing skills.
- Communicates clearly and effectively.
- Attends to detail and holds own work to high standards.
- Effectively manages competing and changing priorities.
- Has a demonstrable interest in immigration policy and economic policy
- Is comfortable working with those of differing opinions and backgrounds.
- Cover letter tailored to the team(s) you are applying for
- College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
- Phone and email contact information for two professional references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.
- Brief response to our Diversity statement on what it means to you (5-8 sentences)
- 2-3 page writing sample
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