Government Affairs Policy Advocate/Counsel

12 Dec, 2018


Government Affairs Policy Advocate/Counsel

Public Knowledge
Washington, DC
Essential Duties:

  • Assist in developing and implementing Public Knowledge’s legislative and outreach strategy
  • Analyze legislative and regulatory proposals and obtain up-to-date information on legislative/regulatory matters
  • Represent Public Knowledge at relevant conferences, events, coalition meetings, and before policy-making bodies such as Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Copyright Office
  • Draft and edit agency comments and/or congressional testimony for legislative hearings on telecommunications /technology policy, intellectual property, and other issues
  • Serve as a resource to allies and other non-D.C. based groups in building advocacy strategy and relationships with policymakers
  • Organize events to advance policy positions, including Congressional advocacy days and field events
  • Coordinate development of Public Knowledge advocacy materials
  • Mentor legal and policy fellows.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and resource to the media within areas of expertise


  • A college graduate with a passion for public policy, knowledge and interest in technology, and a demonstrated interest in the political process and advocacy in the public interest
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Three or more years of experience with Capitol Hill, Federal agencies, or other relevant policy-related experience
  • Familiarity with legislative matters regarding technology policy preferred
  • Experience conducting outreach and developing partnerships with a wide range of organizations and constituencies
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • A creative self-starter who can devise new, innovative outreach strategies
  • A willingness and ability to learn complex technological and legal issues quickly
  • Ability to translate complex technical and legal issues for consumption by policymakers and the general public
  • The ability to produce high‐quality results on tight deadlines and with little oversight

Compensation: Public Knowledge provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.

To Apply: Send a resume including salary history, cover letter stating your interest in Public Knowledge, and at least one writing sample (max. 5 pages each) to:, with the subject line “Government Affairs Policy Advocate/Counsel.”  The deadline for applications is January 7, 2019.

Job posted: 2018-12-12