Temporary Part-Time Legislative Assistant

The National Institute for Reproductive Health works across the country to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception.
Believing that a bottom-up strategy is necessary to create lasting change, we work through a partnership model, building connections between and among partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels and providing support in the form of funding, capacity building, strategic guidance, and technical assistance. We encourage and support our partners in taking calculated risks, pursuing bold strategies, and developing innovative, proactive approaches to expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion.
The National Institute’s partnership work is supplemented with independent research, original reports, educational campaigns, and signature initiatives, including our nationally recognized youth leadership and peer education program, TORCH. By working to strengthen local and state movements to secure access to reproductive health care, we create lasting impact on the national level.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund conducts legislative and political advocacy to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in New York and supports partner advocacy in states and cities nationwide. The Action Fund previously operated as NARAL Pro-Choice New York.
Temporary Part-Time Legislative Assistant
The National Institute for Reproductive Health is looking for a temporary part-time legislative assistant to work from September 2016 through May 2017 for an average of 10-15 hours per week. This position is ideal for a law or graduate student. The legislative assistant will provide support for legislative tracking and analysis of state legislation about reproductive health and rights.

  • Monitor, review and organize state legislation
  • Maintain the National Institute database of relevant legislation
  • Conduct research on key proactive state legislation as needed
  • Assist with the development of annual report about proactive legislation
  • Ensure accurate bill counts for report maps and narrative text


  • A deep commitment to reproductive health and rights
  • Interest in and preferably experience with reading legislation
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience with databases and excel useful but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and other PC skills required

Hourly rate commensurate with background and experience.
Email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Part Time Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. Alternatively, you may mail your application package to Director of Human Resources, National Institute for Reproductive Health, 470 Park Avenue South – 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The National Institute is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, person with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals to apply.