Job Opportunities

INTERN, ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

Supervisor: Director, Executive Office
Status: Non-Exempt, Intern - Paid


SUMMARY
NFPRHA is seeking candidates for an advocacy & communications internship for the spring 2019 term. This intern will be integral to carrying out a wide range of policy and communications projects related to publicly funded family planning. This intern will have a particular focus in assisting NFPRHA staff with Hill Education Day during the annual National Conference in March 2019, including logistics and scheduling for NFPRHA’s members to engage with their members of Congress.

REQUIRED TIME COMMITMENT
The Advocacy & Communications Intern will commit 22.5 hours per week during the Spring 2019 semester (January 2019 to May 2019). Start/end dates and working schedule are flexible. This intern will be required to attend the National Conference from March 17-20, 2019 in Washington, DC, staff is willing to work with student interns.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

NFPRHA staff rely on interns to make substantive and supportive contributions to our work. The Advocacy & Communications Intern will support staff with key responsibilities over the course of the semester including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Schedule congressional office visits;
  • Research and draft articles for NFPRHA's weekly newsletters;
  • Research and update NFPRHA fact sheets;
  • Monitor and track relevant legislation;
  • Draft social media posts;
  • Attend congressional briefings and coalition meetings on behalf of staff;
  • Track news coverage of relevant federal, state, and local activities;
  • Update NFPRHA’s website;
  • Attend congressional office visits with staff; and
  • Update and maintain congressional staff lists.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Steadfast commitment to NFPRHA's mission.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Comfort with making repeated and frequent phone calls to congressional offices.
  • Capacity to accept feedback and adjust as needed.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to adjust strategies in real time.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and on projects with multiple supervisors.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
  • Innovative thinker who is interested in sharing and implementing new ideas.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Comfort working with computer software and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic HTML knowledge or an interest in learning.
  • Ability and desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-starter.

COMPENSATION

The internship is paid. NFPRHA will also work with student interns and their universities to provide credit for the internship if requested. Graduate student supervision is available for a variety of fields.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Illysa Schrager at ischrager@nfprha.org; please include “Advocacy & Communications Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls.

Note: this position may be adapted for people at different skill levels, and you do not need to be currently enrolled in school to apply.

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