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Government Relations


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Type: Volunteer - 5 to 10 hours per week


Living Wage Hawaii is seeking motivated, dynamic Government Relations Intern to join our team. Living Wage Hawaii is the campaign of a Honolulu based non-profit seeking to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.


The Government Relations Intern will work with Hawaii’s elected officials to pass legislation ensuring workers earn a living wage and coordinate with Living Wage Hawaii’s leadership team to fulfill the organization’s mission.


Essential Duties:

  • Communicate with legislators to promote the living wage agenda

  • Work with allied organizations to strategize and implement political advocacy efforts

  • Develop political strategy to achieve success during the 2020 legislative session

  • Identify potential opportunities to expand our political strength

  • Write opinion pieces for submission to local news outlets


Preferred Qualities:

  • Self-starter with a passion for raising the minimum wage to a living wage

  • Interest in politics and political involvement.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong willingness to learn and adapt

  • Ability to travel in the Honolulu neighborhood near the capitol



This is a volunteer position.


November 2021 - April 2022.

Click here to apply by September 30, 2021

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