Fall Public Policy and Advocacy Intern with Save the Children
The Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) department is looking for an accomplished student to serve as a Public Policy & Advocacy Intern. This individual will support PPA’s mission to advocate for the most marginalized and vulnerable.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Contribute to information gathering, research, and analysis in relation to global policy processes, advocacy and fundraising opportunities.
Assist in conducting research on priorities and demonstrated interests of key decision-makers, such as Members of Congress, USAID focal points, and US government officials.
Write background briefs, talking points, fact sheets, policy briefs, and communications materials, including social media content, in furtherance of PPA objectives.
Assist in preparations and execution of strategic events, including internal and external facing workshops and meetings, related to Save the Children’s public policy and advocacy objectives
Attend both internal and external meetings and events and assist in note-taking and follow up of action points
Provide support on fundraising projects and proposals for the department
Provide administrative support as needed to the Public Policy & Advocacy department (scanning, mailing, copying, etc.)
Must be an actively enrolled undergraduate student or have graduated within 6 months of start date
We are looking for someone who has demonstrated interest, experience, and/or academic training in one or more of the following areas:
Global gender policy
International development sector, such as health or education
Knowledge and understanding of key issues and current trends in US foreign policy, and international development
Strong research, writing, and analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize and report on large amounts of information quickly and accurately
Experience in organizing and executing events, including logistics and promotion
Must be a quick learner, able to multi-task and switch gears easily, and able to prioritize to meet deadlines
Excellent project management and organizational skills, creativity, flexibility, and self-motivation; able to work both independently and part of a team
Experience in internal and external communications, including targeted social media in a professional setting preferred
Positive, can-do attitude and mature inter-personal skills
Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team