The Associate Program is designed to be a substantive learning experience, with a high degree of responsibility. This is not an internship where you might find yourself toiling away at the photocopier 38 hours per week and engaging in program work during the other 2 hours. You will be part of the legislative process – setting up and conducting lobby visits, attending coalition meetings, and mobilizing NETWORK members to take action – as well as part of the inner workings of the organization – participating in staff meetings and other organizational events.
Lobby Associates typically spend no more than 15% of their time doing administrative work such as photocopying, data entry, and envelope stuffing. The Field Associate typically spends approximately 10% of their time on administrative tasks.
You may be encouraged to know that NETWORK is a small organization committed to a collaborative style of work, and so all staff and Associates perform some administrative work.