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Related roles: Legislative Assistant, Policy Analyst, Government Affairs Associate, Legislative Coordinator, Legislative Analyst, Legislative Researcher, Government Relations Specialist, Policy Advisor, Legislative Advocate, Public Policy Associate


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Legislative Assistant, Policy Analyst, Government Affairs Associate, Legislative Coordinator, Legislative Analyst, Legislative Researcher, Government Relations Specialist, Policy Advisor, Legislative Advocate, Public Policy Associate

작업 설명

A Legislative Aide provides support to legislators or other elected officials. This can involve hearing constituent concerns, helping draft speeches or legislation, and preparing reports for the official. They also can be responsible for helping the official with his or her schedule.

It is important for an elected official to have a good staff. One person does not do the job of elected representative alone, even at a local level. They often need aides or assistants to help with everything from office work to preparing for an important vote. 

경력의 보람있는 측면
  • Being able to help cause positive change for citizens.
  • Feeling you are a valuable part of a team.
  • Being able to think creatively and problem solve.
인사이드 스쿱
인생의 날

A legislative aide works primarily in an office setting with a team of other professionals. Each office will typically have staff who have worked with the elected official for many years, though some aides may work for several officials during their career.

Each day, an aide will help prepare their boss for his or her job:

  • Connect with citizens and direct them solutions, or bring their concerns to the elected official.
  • Compile research for legislation, or surveys for constituent input.
  • Meet with other aides, sometimes for other officials, to help move the government along.
  • Help create press releases, legislation, and speeches.

When travelling, an elected official will need aides to travel as well. Many will need to remain in their office while the official is gone. There may be a need for late hours when a large project is reaching a deadline.

Because an official can be voted out, the aide may lose their job with the election. However, some elected officials will keep aides on due to their knowledge of the office systems.

직업에 필요한 기술

소프트 스킬

  • 비판적 사고와 문제 해결
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Able to sustain strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Active Listening Skills

기술 능력

  • Strong word processing and other computer skills
  • Strong understanding of legislation and legislative process
다양한 유형의 조직

A legislative aide can work for an elected official, typically in a state or Federal legislature. They may also work for a city council member or other larger municipality.

기대와 희생

A legislative aide is typically expected to have a Bachelor’s Degree as well as one or several internships. Internships for this field are typically unpaid. You will need to be able to support yourself while you participate in the full-time job that is a legislative internship.

현재 동향

There is an increase in polarization in government in the United States. This has made it more challenging for aides in opposing party offices to draft legislation and operate in a bi-partisan fashion.

The level of aides in a particular office can depend heavily on the elected official. Some prefer to have far fewer staff to save money.

이 직업에 종사하는 사람들은 어렸을 때 어떤 종류의 일을 즐겼습니까?
  • 학생 정부에 참여하십시오.
  • Consume media about US history
  • Try to understand rules and how they work.
필요한 교육
  • Legislative Aides usually have a bachelor’s in a legal major, or in political science, communications, public administration, or related subjects
    • Many augment their academic experiences with an internship where they can gain real-world practice under pressure
  • A firm grasp of legislative processes and special interest policies is essential
  • Aides often need to learn how to perform a range of administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, planning travel, tracking issues, taking meeting minutes, helping with campaigns, and meeting people on behalf of the Congressman they work for. Much of this will require On-the-Job training
  • English, writing, and legal research are all required topics to master
    • Aides may need to learn how to write a variety of materials, including letters, persuasive speeches, press releases, online content, or even draft legislative wording
고등학교와 대학에서해야 할 일
  • Stock up on courses like English, writing, speech, history, psychology, politics, and marketing
  • Check out job ads and the Congressional Management Foundation’s Legislative Assistant job description well ahead of applying for jobs. Plan activities to help you prepare for the listed duties
  • Participate in debate club and student government to hone your skills
  • Write and try to publish articles on websites, papers, magazines, or LinkedIn regarding legislative topics 
  • Read speech transcripts, public correspondence and messaging, and books on the legislative process
  • Apply for internships and volunteer to help with campaigns 
  • Ask local Legislative Aides if you can shadow them or if they can mentor you in exchange for assistance with administrative tasks 
  • 정치 활동에 참여하는 동안 학업을 게을리하지 마십시오! 효과가 있고 학교 과제의 우선 순위를 지정할 수 있는 균형을 찾아야 합니다.
  • Read articles such as Grand Canyon University’s What It’s Like Being a Legislative Aide to gain insight into the day-to-day routine
일반적인 로드맵
Legislative Aid roadmap
1차 직장에 도착하는 방법
  • The best way to find work as a legislative aide is to start building connections as soon as possible. This can mean volunteering for a campaign as well as interning in a government office. Being able to show you have administrative experience will help as well, particularly if you are trying to find employment without a four-year degree.
  • Internships can take place outside of a legislative office as well. There are some political organizations or non-profits that can provide experience and networking as well.
  • During your internships, be sure to find people who can act as mentors and work hard to stay connected with them. This will help you the most in finding opportunities and being led to new positions.
  • Become familiar with the person you’ll be helping if you are offered a job. Be able to speak a bit about them during an interview where they might ask, “Why do you want to work for this particular member of Congress?
  • Check out Racked’s Capitol Hill Staffers Explain DC’s Complex Dress Codes to gain insight into the right wardrobe 
추천 자료


  • College to Congress: internships in DC

A great resource will be your own state’s legislature and web resources.


  • CIA 월드 팩트북 
  • 인용 가이드
  • 연방 규정 코드
  • Congress.gov
  • 의회 예산 사무소
  • 행정 명령
  • Federal Judiciary Courts 
  • 연방 등록부 
  • 입법 용어집
  • 정부 책임 사무소
  • 정부 출판 사무소
  • 정부 정보
  • 법률 도서관
  • 의회 도서관
  • National Association of Counties 
  • National Center for State Courts 
  • 주 의회의 전국 회의 
  • 대통령 도서관
  • 대법원
  • 입법 과정 : 상원의 집행 사업 (비디오)
  • 조약 문서 
  • 미국 주 및 준주 – 온라인 법률 가이드
  • Uniform State Law Commission
  • 유엔 - 국제법 
  • USAgov 데이터 및 통계
  • 백악관
  • 세계 NGO 협회 

계획 B

Training to be a legislative aide provides training for several other career paths:

  • 법률 보조원
  • 법무 비서
  • 관리 지원
  • 중재자
  • Legislative Affairs Director

You may also find positions within your level of government outside of the elected official’s office.

조언의 말

Being a legislative aide can be very rewarding. If you truly believe in the mission of your elected official, you will be able to change your community in positive ways. It may take some time, even with connections, before you are able to find a position. Luckily, the training necessary will let you work in many legal areas outside of government.

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