United Domestic Workers of America
(AFSCME Local 3930)

Legislative Assistant Intern

Based in Sacramento, CA


UDW Status: Full-Time, 12-Month Assignment

UDWA Overview:
The UDW Legislative department advocates on behalf of more than 116,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and family childcare providers throughout California. The department is responsible for advancing UDW’s legislative and budget agenda in Sacramento. The department supports UDW member education and engagement on legislation impacting their families and communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and track legislation daily.
  • Prepare and deliver letters of support/opposition.
  • Monitor and take notes at committee hearings and floor sessions, stakeholder workgroups, and other meetings.
  • Analyze legislation, reports, and other policy documents. Provide recommendations and draft language as requested.
  • Participate in lobby visits as requested.
  • Prepare materials, including mass mailings, letters, fliers, forms, and announcements, as needed.
  • Assist in planning UDW membership events and participate in membership lobbying activities.
  • Represent the union in various coalitions and stakeholder groups.
  • Update union members on important legislation and budget items at membership meetings.
  • Perform other duties, including special projects, as required to support the department and mission of the organization.
  • Answer phone calls and perform other administrative duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Substantial knowledge of the California legislative and budget process.
  • Expertise with Capitol Track and/or other legislative tracking systems.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and provide feedback on complex issues.
  • Superior attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Expertise using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete assignments on time.
  • Some travel required; valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee must have visual perception, the ability to hear and speak. The employee is frequently required to utilize arms, hands and fingers. Employee must be able to perform duties and responsibilities in an office environment and public spaces. Employee should be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

To Apply for This Internship:
Mail, email or fax a detailed résumé to:

Email: jobs@udwa.org
In subject: Title of Position (applying for)

Mail: UDWA/AFSCME Local 3930
c/o Human Resources
4855 Seminole Drive
San Diego, CA 92115

Fax: (619) 640-9903
Attn: Human Resources

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