The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing 2,800 local health departments has an opening for a Government Affairs Intern. This position will have an opportunity to work in policy and communications across public health issue areas including emergency preparedness, food safety, chronic disease prevention, infectious disease prevention and funding for local health departments.
Salary: Unpaid FLSA Classification: N/A
Negotiable and flexible between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm; at least 20 hours per week. The internship is unpaid. NACCHO will work with intern to facilitate academic credit.
NATURE OF WORK AND ASSOCIATED DUTIES
The intern will be responsible for supporting staff in government affairs projects. Work duties may include but are not limited to:
Reviewing and editing documents and written materials
Drafting letters, testimony and other communications to Members of Congress
Attending and reporting on Congressional briefings and hearings
Identifying and posting relevant web-based resources
Creating and maintaining an online repository of resources
Developing and editing PowerPoint presentations
Summarizing and developing information for internal and external dissemination (e.g. NACCHO publications, electronic newsletters, and websites)
Formatting and disseminating electronic newsletters
Drafting messages for external stakeholders
Identifying opportunities in social media to disseminate NACCHO’s messaging
Drafting tweets and Facebook posts
Assisting with updating NACCHO policy statements
Updating database of grassroots members and uploading lists via online software
Scheduling meetings with Congressional staff
Coordinating logistics of webinars, Congressional briefings and other events
Conducting Internet research
Master’s student in public health, health education, public policy or related field preferred but not required.
Knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment
Interest in learning about how a non-profit organization organizes and implements advocacy activities to further the organization’s mission
Preferred, not required: Familiarity with public health practice and policy
Ability to synthesize information for written and oral reporting
Ability to communicate well on the phone and in person
Ability to multitask
Ability to organize work projects and complete tasks within assigned time frames
Ability to work effectively within teams
Ability to work independently as necessary to achieve high performance
Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all aspects of work
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Medium-level computer skills with Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel
Preferred: Medium-level skills with website editing
Preferred: Medium-level skills with website development
Preferred: Medium-level skills with using social media
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
A copy of a sealed official college transcript(s) must be submitted in order to be considered. A cover letter, resume and (2) professional references/recommendations should also be attached to the application.
Applicants must also provide a brief writing sample, no more than a page for review.