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Children’s Defense Fund Texas, Health Care Policy Intern, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10182

Sat, April 18, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10182 

Company: Children's Defense Fund Texas 
Job Title: Health Care Policy Intern (20 hrs/wk) 
Job Location: Austin, Texas, United States 
Internship Dates: Spring, summer and fall internships available 
Salary: Stipend available 

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 advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings and other Department projects. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

• Advocate outreach and recruitment 
• Policy research, briefs and training material 
• Conducts research on public policy, media trends and other subjects as needed 
• Assists 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’s social media platforms 
• Evenings and occasional weekend activity is required, consistent with policy support for a leading national not-for-profit organization 

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 
• Excellent verbal and written communication 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 

Contact Information: Cheasty Anderson, Health Policy Associate 
Email: canderson@childrensdefense.org 
Web: http://www.cdftexas.org/ 

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