The assignment requires:
- issue identification;
- preparation of chart, graphs, and written summaries for the Report; and,
- review of legal cases, studies, reports, legislative developments, and newspaper articles.
In addition, the assistants will review and summarize Facebook Live videos of the hearings and documents collected during the hearings.
The position is for 35 hours a week for one assistant and 14-16 hours a week for the other assistant, for a period of 6 weeks beginning May 14 until June 21. The assistants can work either remotely or in our downtown DC office; but, must meet/work at least twice weekly with the Supervisor and the rest of the team in the office. Compensation is $25.00 per hour, with a weekly $25 travel stipend. Assistants will be paid weekly and considered as independent contractors. Assistants will also be required to submit weekly invoices for payment.
Applicants should be advanced law students or recent law graduates. A demonstrated strong interest in voting rights and democracy with a knowledge of Microsoft Word is required. The ideal applicant should be someone who:
- is detailed-oriented;
- requires minimal supervision;
- has prior experience in conducting legal research; and,
- has excellent writing skills.
A background in voting rights, public policy, and civil rights is preferred. Applications should consist of a resume, a legal writing sample of at least ten pages, and one reference.