Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Children's Defense Fund Texas, Policy Intern, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8759

Fri, August 8, 2014

Explore this position and the application instructions via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 8759


Job Description:

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. Generally 15 hrs/wk during the school year.
Candidates may apply for Fall, Spring, Summer, or Full-Year internship.

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
•Assist in maintaining CDFʼs 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 CDFʼs 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

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