If you are interested in applying for a position with the Marijuana Policy Project, please carefully follow the following process.
Step #1: COVER LETTER AND RESUME
Please email a one-page cover letter and one- to two-page resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All email messages should mention the position sought in the subject line. Please do not call the MPP office at this stage.
In your cover letter, please specify (1) how you learned about MPP's job opening, (2) why you are interested in working with MPP in particular, (3) your stance on marijuana policy and your position on the larger "war on drugs," and (4) why you think you would excel in this position. Feel free to include any other information you deem relevant, but please limit your cover letter to one page.
MPP highly values fastidiousness in writing style, grammar, and spelling.
Note: If you submit your materials to email@example.com, you should receive an immediate, automatically generated email confirmation. If you do not receive this email within a few minutes, check your bulk or spam folder, as some email programs (particularly Gmail) may misdirect the message there. If this happens, please adjust your spam settings so that you don't miss future job-related communications from MPP (as we will most often follow up by email).
Step #2: ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION
If you submit a cover letter and resume, MPP will respond to you with either a notice of rejection or a request for additional documentation, such as a writing sample or application exercise. Hence, please do not call the MPP office during this stage. (Again, if you do not hear from MPP, please check your bulk or spam folder.)
Step #3: PHONE INTERVIEW
If the writing sample or exercise from Step #2 indicates you are a strong match for the position, an MPP staffer will schedule a phone interview with you.
Step #4: IN-PERSON INTERVIEW
After the phone interview process, MPP will conduct in-person interviews with the top three or four applicants for the position.