Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fall National Neighbors Silver Internship

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has openings for National Neighbors Silver (NNS) Interns during the fall of 2015. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals committed to economic justice and protections for older Americans should apply.

National Neighbors Silver (NNS) is a special initiative of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). National Neighbors Silver is dedicated to providing low- and moderate-income older Americans with age-appropriate services and protections that prevent financial fraud or abuse, and ensuring dignity and security to older adults as they live their lives to the fullest in their community of choice.  Interns will assist with research on relevant policy issues and thought leadership development. Interns will help develop analyses, papers, special reports, grant proposals, letters/memos and graphics to advance NNS goals.  NNS interns will also help with technical assistance and outreach to NNS' community-based partners and NCRC members, participating in projects that impact communities across the country.  

RANGE OF ASSIGNMENTS (Depending on hours per week available, length of service, and organizational priorities)
  • Prepare research and briefings on developments in older adult issues.
  • Conduct outreach to NNS Partners. This will involve working to involve our members in NNS efforts, helping with their needs, and cultivating future partnerships.
  • Assist with grant proposal development and execution as well as follow-up on existing NNS grant projects.
  • Support campaigns and organizing efforts by providing research and writing support.
  • Participate in NNS and policy team meetings and phone calls to provide support to implement our strategies.
  • Provide support on a variety of projects, such as partner initiatives, report development or annual conference planning and implementation.
  • Assist with other tasks to support the department such as assembling mailings or meeting note taking.

COMPETENCIES
  • High attention to detail.
  • High initiative and proactive leadership.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences coherently and with passion.
  • Enthusiasm for interacting and networking with people and organizations.
  • Able to build constructive and effective relationships.
  • Strong writing, oral and research skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates who possess a strong background and proven track record in policy and advocacy, research, and detail-oriented tasks are preferred. 

Click here to read more and to apply.