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Sun Apr 01, 2018 - Mon Dec 31, 2018


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Legislative Fellow (Paid) - Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: March 31
Fellowship Dates: April 2018 - December 2018


  • Prepare Poligon’s weekly legislative update, Hill Happenings, which highlights important legislation and issues of interest from Capitol Hill to the Muslim community
  • Prepare education guides on Congressional advocacy, policy briefs, and action alerts
  • Attend and engage in weekly coalition meetings and calls
  • Meet with legislators and their staff on policy issues, bills, and resolutions of concern to Muslims and their allies
  • Attend and plan DC policy and advocacy events
  • Assist with Poligon’s signature Congressional advocacy trainings
  • Coordinate with the social media intern to ensure coverage of meetings and advocacy events

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • Strong understanding of legislative process with experience lobbying at the state or federal level
  • Knowledge of political landscape and social justice issues, particularly as they pertain to Congress, advocacy, Islamophobia, poverty, civil rights, and racial justice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-driven requiring little supervision

This position is full time, 40 hours a week with some weekends/after hours required (can be used as compensation time). A stipend will be provided. Fellows are also encouraged to secure their own outside funding as well. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to


  • Research
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Advocacy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 40 hours a week
  • BA required

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