Work for UU in DC

Unitarian Universalist Washington Office seeks Legislative Assistant for Civil Rights and Religious Liberty for 2005-2006

Application available at:

The position is part of the UUA Social Justice Internship Program, which combines service, learning, and faith development in order to produce energetic young adults with the professional skills and strength of character to be lifelong leaders in Unitarian Universalism and working for social justice.

For the coming year, the Legislative Assistant for Civil Rights and Religious Liberty will focus primarily on supporting marriage equality, maintaining separation of religion and state, renewing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and protecting civil liberties and due process for all people.

Term and Pay:

The internship starts on Monday, August 29, 2005, and runs through mid-August 2006. The yearly stipend is $28,000 with benefits (including health insurance). Housing is not provided. We are sorry for the late notice; funding just became available.


Applicants must be US citizens, Unitarian Universalists, and 18 years old by the start of the internship. Priority will be given to young adults, students and seminarians. Successful applicants will have good writing skills; passion for both advocacy and theological reflection; the ability to work independently; and some experience with both a UU congregation or organization and some type of lobbying or justice organizing.


Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Sending materials by email is great; but they must be formatted (i.e., in Word or Wordperfect, not pasted in). If mailing, we recommend using priority mail or another express-type service. We will confirm that we have received your application, so if you don’t hear from us please follow up.

Application Process:

All materials should be type-written or word-processed. Applicants are required to submit the following:

+ Cover Letter (1-2 pages explaining why you are passionate about all three aspects of the program);

+ Resume (1-2 page summary of your education, job experience, justice work, and UU connections);

+ Writing sample (1-2 pages from an article, paper, etc. that shows you can write well)

+ Two references, preferably one from a Unitarian Universalist source.


Direct your application and questions to:

Rob Keithan
Director, UUA Washington Office for Advocacy
1320 18th Street NW, Suite 300B
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-4672 x15
(202) 296-4673 fax
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