Public Affairs/Advocacy Internship
Overview: The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) is seeking talented applicants for its Public Affairs/Advocacy Internship.
ANH-USA—a consumer advocacy nonprofit—works both on Capitol Hill and across the country to promote sustainable healthcare and freedom of choice in healthcare through good science and good law. We protect access to integrative medicine by lobbying Congress and state legislatures; acting as a government watchdog; filing comments on proposed Administrative rulemakings; educating the public, press, and decision makers on integrative medicine; initiating legal activities (e.g., lawsuits, amicus briefs, petitions); and joining and forming diverse, issue-based coalitions. To learn more, please visit our website at www.anh-usa.org.
Responsibilities: The Public Affairs/Advocacy Intern will learn how a non-profit organization uses communications, in particular social media, the Internet, and constituent software to reach a broad audience, inspire grassroots activism, and spark change on the legislative and regulatory level. The intern will work closely with our Communications Director.
Internship duties may include:
- Updating website content
- Posting and moderating social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) on a daily basis
- Promoting and sharing ANH-USA content and viewpoints on outside webpages
- Reaching out to and maintaining relationships with press
- Reporting on web analytics
- Drafting and editing organization documents (press releases, grant reports, newsletter articles, etc.)
- Ad hoc projects as needed
- Interns are also encouraged to propose independent projects and goals
Our office is located in Bethesda, MD (about a 10 minute walk from the Bethesda Metro Station). As part of a small team—we have 5 fulltime staff—you will have considerable independence and ownership over your work.
This internship is unpaid, however, college credit is available and travel costs will be reimbursed. Interns can be expected to work about 20 hours a week (flexible); our fall 2013 internships will run from September to December 2013.
Applicants should have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, and a personal interest in natural health policy issues. A working knowledge of online research and MS Office software is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in communications, English, or a related field.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, brief writing sample, and resume to [email protected] Be sure to include “Public Affairs/Advocacy Internship” and your last name in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include your dates and hours of availability. Please do not call the office.