Program Assistant for Justice Reform and Election Integrity

Washington D.C.
Oct 04, 2021
Nov 08, 2021
Full Time

Friends Committee on National Legislation is looking for a Program Assistant for Justice Reform and Election Integrity 2021-2022.

The team of FCNL Program Assistants (PAs) spend 9 months working with key staff members to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. The program is full-time and paid a salary at the DC living wage standard plus benefits.

PAs work directly with FCNL staff, gaining first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the organizing and communications work that is necessary for policy change.

PAs work full-time from late August through the end of July.



  • Advocacy: Lobby Congress and build grassroots campaigns to encourage constituents and members of Congress to take legislative action on mass incarceration, police reform, voting rights and community violence mitigation strategies by providing them with information on critical issues.
  • Outreach: Help build democracy by organizing campaigns and workshops that empower people around the country to engage with elected officials in Washington.
  • Research: Attend congressional committee hearings and coalition meetings and analyze documents and reports as well as produce documents for lobbying.
  • Program: Learn and lobby about the realities and challenges of mass incarceration, police reform, and violence mitigation in communities. The work learns from state-level news reports and federal justice reform developments. Our coalition work exposes you to a partnership with other members of the faith community and the civil rights community.



Salary covers basic living expenses for the Washington, DC area. Benefits include fully paid basic health coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, and a public transportation or biking stipend. PAs are responsible for making their own housing arrangements FCNL does not cover the cost of housing or relocation



A completed application will include:

  • An application form.
  • A cover letter telling us about yourself, why you want to work at FCNL, and what experiences you would bring to advance the work of the organization.


The deadline for all applications and materials is October 15th, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values and respects the different perspectives of every individual. We are actively soliciting applicants from different ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious backgrounds.