The Policy Intern position will provide the right individual with an opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience in legislative and policy analysis and government relations, grassroots outreach and administrative support. The Policy Intern will gain unique insight into the strategic and programmatic components necessary for a small organization to effect positive political change as well as develop a critical understanding of how the policies of the United States and other donor governments and agencies affect the health and lives of women and girls worldwide.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with CHANGE’s Policy and Partnerships Associate in implementing education and outreach activities
Assist the Policy Analyst with research, maintaining congressional contacts and organizing events on the Hill
Help maintain the organization’s databases
Attend and report on community and Hill meetings and briefings
Support research efforts by assisting in the management and collection of relevant data
Provide administrative support for the organization, such as answering phones and general reception
Other duties as assigned
Pursuing or possessing a BA or BS
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong critical thinking and analysis abilities
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to multitask and organize various projects
Background or demonstrated interest in women’s rights, reproductive and sexual health and rights, human rights and/or public health
Commitment to CHANGE’s mission and high standards of performance
How to apply: Please send a cover letter including a summary of relevant past experience and qualifications for and interest in this position and current résumé. Email applications should be sent to email@example.com (Please put “Policy Intern Summer 2018” in the subject line). Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!
About Center for Health and Gender Equity
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based advocacy organization whosemission is to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights as a means to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls by shaping public discourse, elevating women’s voices, and influencing the United States Government.