Government Relations Associate

Join a team of dedicated professionals at a dynamic time in the immigration reform movement at The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a national non-profit that advocates for enforcing our immigration laws and protecting American workers is seeking a candidate to serve as a junior lobbyist in its Federal Government Relations Department.

The position is responsible for furthering FAIR’s legislative agenda of enforcing immigration laws, fighting amnesty, and protecting American workers. Responsibilities include identifying, tracking and analyzing legislative and regulatory developments; occasional direct lobbying; drafting reports and fact sheets; and otherwise generally assisting the advocacy work of FAIR’s Government Relations Department. The Government Relations Associate reports to FAIR’s Government Relations Director. 


• Identify, track, and analyze federal legislation and regulations

• Monitor and report on Congressional committee activities and hearings

• Assist the Government Relations Director and Government Relations Manager in overseeing the placement and dissemination of the department’s work product. Attend meetings and events on behalf of the Government Relations Director when needed

• Complete complex research and writing assignments on a variety of immigration-related topics and issues

• Contribute substantive materials for dissemination on FAIR’s website, blog, and to FAIR members, including legislative summaries and weekly updates, grassroots alerts, and fact sheets

• Work with the Director to represent FAIR in meetings with Congressional staff, executive officials, and coalition members

• Be a committed and effective advocate for all FAIR’s programs and objectives


• Capitol Hill or other legislative advocacy experience strongly preferred
• Strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills
• Must have a keen eye for detail
• Ability to set priorities, work independently, and produce materials in a consistent, efficient and timely manner
• Political experience, judgment, and discretion, including an understanding of lobbying, congressional committees and federal legislative procedures and grassroots targeting
• Superb interpersonal and communication skills, especially the ability to explain complex policy issues in plain language
• Strong commitment to FAIR’s mission and the ability to quickly gain understanding and knowledge of issues impacting immigration policy
• Professional judgment in all aspects of one’s work; the ability to set priorities, work independently, and produce professional materials of the highest quality in a fast-paced environment

To Apply: 

Cover letter indicating familiarity with our mission, resume, and one writing sample are required for your application to be considered. Please submit the required documents with salary history to