The Arthritis Foundation Public Health Policy and Advocacy Department in Washington, D.C. is seeking applications for our internship. This internship will provide a student with practical, hands-on-experience working for a non-profit patient advocacy organization. The Department focuses on federal advocacy, policy analysis, issue tracking, and training and support for our grassroots advocates. We accept interns for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Deadlines for application are:
- Summer - March 15
- Fall - July 1
- Spring - October 30
Internship Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
- Preparations for Capitol Hill advocacy days, including accompanying advocates to the Hill
- Public policy issue research, legislative tracking, monitoring, and reporting;
- Working with interactive web team in updating content and advocacy communications on web site;
- Assist in developing and planning Capitol Hill awareness events; and
- Opportunities to attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings and other federal agency meetings.
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research. The Arthritis Foundation’s Public Health Policy and Advocacy goals are to raise awareness that arthritis impacts 50 million Americans and 300,000 children and increase federal funding for arthritis research and prevention. Visit www.arthritis.org/advocacy for more information.
To apply for an internship, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial copy is sufficient) to:
Coordinator, Advocacy Operations
1615 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036