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Children's Defense Fund Texas, Policy Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9710

Thu, January 15, 2015

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 9710

Company: Children's Defense Fund Texas 
Job Title: Policy Intern 
Job Location: Austin, Texas, United States 
Internship Dates: Spring, summer and fall internships available 
Salary: Stipend 


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. 

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

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