Legislative Clerk, Asian Studies Center

Washington, DC
Asian Studies Center
Entry Level

Title:                          Legislative Clerk, Asian Studies Center

Reports to:              Director, Asian Studies Center

Job Summary:          The Legislative Clerk is responsible for performing timely legal research and analysis relating to state legislative efforts to counter the threat of Communist China. This position supports the Asian Studies Center in crafting model legislation on issues involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC), other geopolitical and national security issues in the Indo-Pacific, and associated American interests. This is a part-time, temporary position.

Job Duties:

  • Support ongoing Asian Studies Center work to assist state legislators in developing and refining policies towards China.
  • Perform research on initiatives in and litigation of state legislatures regarding China.
  • Provide analysis on Constitutional and federalist issues regarding state legislation on China.
  • Contribute to the development of policy recommendations and model legislation.


Education:                  Current law student preferred

Experience:                 Prior public policy experience preferred

Technology:                Microsoft Suite; electronic court filing (PACER) and legal research                                                     (WestLaw); familiarity with state legislative websites and documents

Communication:         Excellent writing, presentation, and public speaking skills

Other Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Promote policies consistent with Heritage’s priorities; speak with one voice.
  • Professionalism: highest possible degree (adaptability, maturity, integrity and accountability).
  • Initiative: highest possible, requiring only general guidance with high degree of independent action.
  • Innovation: exceptional entrepreneurial skills and willingness to take initiative.

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