Policy Intern

Offered By: 
Children's Defense Fund - Texas
Job Location: 
Austin
Salary: 
Paid
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$750/spring semester (depending on funding)
Job Description: 
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 story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings, special event planning, and social media work. Policy areas vary, but generally focus on healthcare and immigration. 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 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 • 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: 
Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Cheasty Anderson (canderson@childrensdefense.org) and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate Email: canderson@childrensdefense.org Website: http://www.cdftexas.org/
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Posted By: 
Children's Defense Fund - Texas
Expiration Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018