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How much administrative work is there?

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. 

Associates typically spend no more than 15% of their time doing administrative tasks such as photocopying, data entry, sorting constituent letters, and preparing our mailers. 

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.