The Policy & Advocacy Interns will develop creative education and advocacy tools; compile and analyze information on public officials, candidates, and U.S. elections; and draft documents, correspondence, and resources.
Internship start and end dates are flexible, but will start no earlier than May 9th, 2022 and end no later than August 31st, 2022 with the option to continue in the Fall internship program.
Past interns have assisted in the creation of educational toolkits, petition campaigns, and advocacy weeks of action. Current Policy & Advocacy Interns will be asked to research state and national refugee related policies to generate policy one-pagers and backgrounders, work with refugee leaders to generate toolkits for community members wanting to run for office, and draft action asks for grassroots volunteers and supporters to make measurable change on refugee policy. Interns will also be asked to keep up-to-date on political news at the state and national level to assist the organization in releasing timely and relevant responses.
Interns will report to the Communications and Advocacy Manager, meeting virtually, 1:1 on a weekly basis and joining weekly team calls. They will also liaise with the Director Policy and Advocacy to provide research assistance and draft responses to breaking refugee related news as it arises, and they will coordinate with the Digital Communications Intern to generate relevant political content for social media and email campaigns.
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