The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a high performance, fast-paced, mission-driven organization, is seeking a detail-oriented, self-starting individual as a Government Affairs Fellow. This position is designed as a one-year fellowship with intentional career mentorship. It is based in our Washington D.C. office and reports to Becket’s Government Affairs Counsel. Becket is a non-partisan, non-profit law firm that defends the religious liberty of all faiths. Becket has won multiple high-profile cases around the country, such as Singh v. Carter, which ended a 30-year ban on Sikhs wearing religiously mandated beards and turbans, as well as multiple Supreme Court cases, including Holt v. Hobbs, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Hobby Lobby, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and Hosanna Tabor.
The responsibilities of the Government Affairs Fellow include:
- Assisting Becket’s Government Affairs Counsel with legislative and regulatory tracking
- Researching, drafting, and editing of both internal memos and outward-facing resources
- Building and maintain external relationships with key partners
- Organizing meetings and maintaining internal documents and databases
- Assisting with special projects as needed
- A commitment to Becket’s mission: defending religious liberty for all
- Excellent time management skills, and ability to prioritize work
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
- Proficiency in MS Office (including Excel, SharePoint, Teams)
- Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Prior experience with a federal agency or congressional office (or comparable experience) preferred but not required
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Josiah Duran at email@example.com.
Becket is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. Becket is a non-profit law firm that defends religious freedom for people of all faiths. It has represented Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians, among others, in lawsuits across the country and around the world. To learn more please visit www.becketlaw.org, or visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/becketlaw.