Communications & Policy Intern

Offered By: 
Children's Defense Fund - Texas
Job Location: 
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$750/spring semester (depending on funding)
Job Description: 
Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides social media and communications support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern works 20 hours/week, and will contribute to social media campaigns to promote the research, reports, legislative issues and advocacy-related activities of the organization. CDF-TX organizes advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings, and public policy events. Primary Responsibilities: • Supports CDF’s social media platforms • Monitors blogs and social media accounts of allied groups to develop basic content knowledge about current policy issues related to health care and children’s health • With supervision, plans, prepares, and executes social media campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) focused on current public policy issues and other subjects as needed • Organizes weekly and monthly content calendars • Assists in the development and execution of special projects and events • Performs other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned Job Requirements: • Experience using social media for advocacy efforts, volunteer or paid • Visual design skills, video skills a plus • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Strong organizational and execution skills • Attention to detail • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children • 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 ( and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line.
Degree Status: 
Current Student
Experience Required: 
Contact Information: 
Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate Email: Website:
Type of Internship: 
Advocacy - State
Posted By: 
Children's Defense Fund - Texas
Expiration Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018