Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Fall 2020 Public Policy Internship with the Center for Health and Gender Equity

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based advocacy organization whose mission is to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights as a means to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls by shaping public discourse, elevating women’s voices, and influencing the United States Government.

The Public Policy Intern position will provide the right individual with an opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience in legislative and policy analysis and government relations, grassroots outreach, and administrative support. The Policy Intern will gain unique insight into the strategic and programmatic components necessary for a small organization to effect positive political change as well as develop a critical understanding of how the policies of the United States and other donor governments and agencies affect the health and lives of women and girls worldwide.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
● Work with CHANGE’s Advocacy and Partnerships Associate in implementing education and outreach activities
● Assist CHANGE’s Public Policy Associate with research, maintaining congressional contacts and organizing events on the Hill
● Help maintain the organization’s databases
● Attend and report on community and Hill meetings and briefings
● Support research efforts by assisting in the management and collection of relevant data
● Provide administrative support for the organization, such as answering phones and general reception
● Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
● Pursuing or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
● Excellent written and oral communications skills
● Strong critical thinking and analysis abilities
● Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
● Ability to multitask and organize various projects
● Background or demonstrated interest in women’s rights, reproductive and sexual health and rights, human rights and/or public health
● Commitment to CHANGE’s mission and high standards of performance

Dates: The dates of this internship will be jointly determined by the intern and CHANGE staff, usually beginning in September 2020 and ending in December 2020. Fall interns usually work 20-30 hours per week.

How to apply: Please complete this form. For best consideration apply by August 28. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!

Contact the internship coordinator for your department or college to determine if this
position would qualify for academic credit.