Health Care Policy Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Offered By: 
Children's Defense Fund Texas
Job Location: 
Job Description: 
The internship is based in Austin and provides general support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern works 20 hours/week, and provides substantive research, compiles reports, monitors interim legislative committees and helps with the execution of advocacy-related activities, including advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings and social media work. Primary Responsibilities: • Policy research, briefs and training material • Conducts research on public policy, media trends and other subjects as needed • Assists in the development and execution of special projects • Perform other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned • Assist in maintaining CDF’s social media platforms • Evenings and occasional weekend activity may occasionally be required, consistent with policy support for a leading national not-for-profit organization Job Requirements: • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task • Strong organizational and execution skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Attention to detail • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children • Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with CDF staff and external partners/contacts • Strong computer, Internet and research skills
Application Instructions: 
To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter describing their interest and qualifications to: and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line. Deadline for Spring 2018 applicants is Dec 13, 2017.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate Email: Web:
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Posted By: 
Jessica Giles
Expiration Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017