Americans for Safe Access is happy to announce the following internship opportunity for 2015 – 2016. We are offering a policy and field outreach internship that will allow the student to learn about outreach to both policy-makers and field organizations for the nation’s largest organization promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. The intern will have a learning experience and will work closely with various departments.


Intern responsibilities will vary but in general include administrative support to staff; researching and reviewing medical cannabis policy topics; drafting of memos, advocacy materials and letters to federal policy makers; and, attending hearings, briefings and various meetings where appropriate.


Successful candidates will demonstrate a willingness to undertake unfamiliar initiatives with enthusiasm and creativity, and possess an informed knowledge about the issues facing medical cannabis patients and their providers. Applicants should possess a sense of humor, excellent research, communication and organizational skills, have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while working independently or as a team, and have some basic understanding of the federal legislative process. Some prior campaign experience preferred but not necessary.

Other Information:

The internship is an unpaid experience, but ASA staff will work to ensure academic credit is received, if applicable. Interns are expected to work in our Washington, DC office between 8-15 hours per week. The minimum duration of an internship is 8 weeks.

To apply: Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to ASA at [email protected].


All applicants will be notified of our receipt of application; only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews.