Health Care/Immigration Policy Intern

Offered By: 
Children's Defense Fund-Texas
Job Location: 
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$450 stipend
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:  Research policy to create briefs and training material  Conduct research on public policy, media trends and other subjects as needed  Assist 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 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: 
To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Cheasty Anderson ( and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line.
Contact Information: 
Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate Email:
Type of Internship: 
Applications will be accepted and applicants interviewed on a rolling basis.
Posted By: 
Cheasty Anderson - Senior Policy Associate
Expiration Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019