We’re hiring two U.S. advocacy interns!

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Have you ever wanted to work for Students for Sensible Drug Policy?

We’re hiring two US advocacy interns! Working for SSDP is a great opportunity to serve our network of students and young people who are leading the charge to end the disastrous War on Drugs and heal the harms of drug prohibition. SSDP is overseen by our Board of Directors, which maintains a majority of network-elected members and keeps SSDP accountable to the people we serve.

The positions will be remote with an anticipated start date on or before October 15th. The positions are expected to last for approximately 7 months but may be eligible for renewal.

SSDP is seeking a Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Intern to develop and implement SSDP’s legislative strategy regarding the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA). The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Intern will assist SSDP’s Policy and Advocacy Director to develop our organizational positions and strategy regarding the DFSCA, a major piece of federal legislation that directly impacts our efforts with our campus-based chapters. 

SSDP is seeking a Resolution to Advance Sensible Drug Policy Intern to assist in the passage of our model Resolution to Advance Sensible Drug Policy in several target localities in states across the United States. The Resolution to Advance Sensible Drug Policy is our legislative spearhead in building momentum to end the War on Drugs at a local level, demanding that town and county councils stop funding enforcement of low-level drug penalties, including for possession, use, and multiple other penalties directly relating to or surrounding substance use and its externalities. 

If one of these positions sounds like a good fit for you, apply using the links above. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and it is our preference applications are in by Monday, October 4th, at 11:59 pm PST, so don’t delay! Be sure to pay close attention to the instructions when sending your résumé and cover letter. We can’t wait to hear from you.