Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Children's Defense Fund Texas, Policy Intern, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7250

Sat, August 31, 2013

The internship is based in Austin and provides general support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern 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. Candidates may apply for Fall, Spring, Summer, or Full-Year Internships. Generally 15hrs/week during the school year.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Volunteer 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

To apply, see BTT Gateway Job ID 7250. Application deadline is 8/31/2013.

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