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Public Policy Intern

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The Role 

LeafLink is seeking a Public Policy Intern to assist with an array of projects. This role will report to our Director of Public Policy. The position can be based out of our HQ in New York (preferred) or be fully remote. LeafLink’s public policy mission is to create a healthy cannabis industry; one that is equitable and defined by efficiency, transparency, and choice. This individual will support LeafLink’s public policy mission by bolstering efforts to influence the federal and state regulatory frameworks and by helping drive policy initiatives that will advance LeafLink’s efforts to strengthen the cannabis industry, and most importantly LeafLink’s customers. 

The ideal candidate must be action-oriented, resourceful, and have a direct but adept communication style. We expect everyone at LeafLink to be humble and get their hands dirty in day-to-day tasks while servicing the company and our customers above all else. 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Track legislative and regulatory proposals covering a wide range of issues impacting the cannabis industry at all levels of government. 
  • Conduct legislative and regulatory research and produce memos and talking points. 
  • Support LeafLink’s engagement with state and federal trade associations and with external partners. 
  • Draft and format written deliverables and other materials as assigned.  
  • Assist in the upkeep of internal public policy materials (e.g., trackers, timelines, etc.)
  • Work strategically with cross-functional colleagues to support the work of the Public Policy team. 

What You’ll Bring to the Team 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, not required.
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and evaluating policy issues, rules, regulations, and legislation.  
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information to a wide variety of audiences. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong skills in advocacy and using spoken and written rhetoric to persuade and inform. 
  • Interest in the intersection of cannabis and policy.

LeafLink Perks & Benefits 

  • $18/hour (max 30 hours/week)
  • If in NYC, daily in-office lunch stipend
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