Temporary Research Assistant - Health & Reproductive Rights
The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) seeks a part-time temporary research assistant to begin as soon as possible through May 30, 2014. The assistant should be available to work 12 to 15 hours or more per week. This is a temporary position that is not benefits eligible.
For 40 years, the National Women's Law Center has led the way in expanding the possibilities for women and girls in our country. The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books; litigating ground-breaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. The Center's experienced staff takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
The research assistant will perform varied work assignments in the area of health and reproductive rights, which may include gathering, summarizing, and analyzing research and data from a variety of sources; tracking pending legislation and regulations; analyzing policy proposals; and drafting factsheets, reports, and other written materials.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants should be detail oriented, have strong research skills, and, ideally, familiarity with conducting legal and legislative research. Current law or graduate students encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter with the job title in the subject line. A full application includes a cover letter including the number of hours per week you are available, resume, transcript, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.