Advocacy & Policy Intern

Roosevelt Institute This is a remote role
About the Roosevelt Institute
Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

Our Culture
At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all.  We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger.

Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

Purpose of Position and Responsibilities:
The Advocacy and Policy Intern will assist the advocacy team in developing and implementing strategies to engage elected officials, policymakers, and ally advocates in support of our vision for a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. 

As the Advocacy and Policy Intern, you will: 
  • Monitor political and legislative movement, compiling daily updates for Roosevelt staff and briefing materials on current activity 
  • Track and attend relevant briefings, meetings, webinars, and hearings, taking notes and reporting back to Advocacy staff
  • Research policy items related to the work of the Advocacy team, assisting in drafting advocacy materials such as briefs, reports, and fact sheets
  • Provide administrative support to Advocacy team, including scheduling, taking notes, organizing files, and other duties as needed
  • Collaborate and engage with members of other Roosevelt departments to advance the mission of the Institute
About You: 
  • Current College student or recent graduate
  • Committed to racial, gender, and economic justice 
  • Passionate about issues related to mission of the Roosevelt Institute
  • Some demonstrated skill, education, and/or experience in advocacy, government affairs, media, or related topics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness to learn
What We Offer: 
This is a remote, paid opportunity that offers $15 per hour at 12 hours per week ($1440 for 8 weeks). 

In addition, you'll receive first-hand experience in a fast-paced advocacy environment, allowing you to cultivate relevant skills and expand your knowledge on public policy issues. The Advocacy team takes an active interest in your personal and professional development and ensures an enriching, challenging, and fun experience. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. 

We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Roosevelt is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Sonia Ares at
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