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Consumer Reports, 2014-15 Public Policy Student Assistants, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9332

Thu, November 6, 2014

Reports, announces one paid student assistant positions for college students to assist with work related to our health reform and patient safety advocacy campaigns in our consumer outreach. The position, based in Austin, TX will run through May 2015. Students should ideally be available to work 20 hours per week.

Please be sure to include both a resume and cover letter when you apply.
Job Requirements

Student Assistant Activities Include:

*Learn about Consumers Union’s health reform and patient safety advocacy programs.

*Carefully review the hundreds of stories we receive from consumers impacted by the

issues we focus on.

*Engage with consumers who submit stories about their experiences to learn more about

their issues and record their stories for possible inclusion in our advocacy efforts.

*Where appropriate, identify pathways for direct assistance to consumers looking for

specific help.

*Respond to consumer questions and concerns related to our advocacy work.

*Identify consumer story sharers for reporters, legislators, and other avenues for

promoting our policy positions and raising awareness about our issues.

*Help maintain our social networks and produce blog content for advocacy sites.

Desirable Qualifications Include:

*A passion and curiosity for consumer advocacy and the public interest.

*Careful attention to detail in understanding the specifics of consumer stories and how

they fit into public policy debates.

*Interest in and experience working /volunteering for campaigns or with organizations

focused on consumer issues is a plus.

*Comfortable with social media platforms including at least Twitter and Facebook.

*Outstanding interpersonal skills, highly motivated, responsible, self-directed,

resourceful, and flexible.

*Comfortable with prioritizing and executing multiple requests and projects at the same


*Strong writing skills a plus.
BTT Gateway Job ID 9332


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