Job, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities
The National Research Center for Women & Families, a nonprofit think tank and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and families has the following openings:
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Internships are available for undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates who are available at least 12 hours/wk for at least 3 months.
Through these internship opportunities you will learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience in several possible areas including: government relations/public policy development, communications/media relations, and/or non-profit fundraising / development, and, all the while, you will be making a significant difference in the lives of women and families! We are a non-profit that, on a daily basis, truly makes a difference in the lives of thousands of women and their families. We work closely with the national and international media to get our message out to the public. We connect with policy makers and decision makers on a national level to change public policy. We work with independent researchers from around the country to bring fair, unbiased and non-corporate-funded information to the public about timely issues that matter to women and their families such as childhood obesity, the safety of medical products and treatments, domestic and dating violence, and so much more.
Our interns become part of our team by working on various projects such as:
- Helping to gathering information, whether from the Internet, from magazine, newspaper and journal articles, or contacting researchers and other experts to ask questions.
- Writing or co-authoring articles for print, fact sheets, press releases, briefing materials, and letters to Congress and the Executive branch. Editing and assisting with our website, co-authoring reports, grant proposals, and journal articles.
- Attending briefings on Capitol Hill and policy panel meetings and attending policy-oriented meetings with representatives from other non-profit think tanks and advocacy organizations. You can attend meetings with Members of Congress and their staff and be in the front row when we are testifying at Advisory Panel meetings of the FDA, the National Institute of Medicine, and other federal agencies.
- Researching and analyzing data, reviewing and critiquing research studies, and presenting information at professional meetings and policy forums.
- Communicating with major media on issues and with the public via outreach efforts.
- Assisting with fundraising activities, including event planning and other development issues.
- Performing outreach to college campuses, students, and other young adults.
We offer 3 kinds of internship experiences:
Communications Internship: Learn how to work with national media and gain experience writing and editing articles, reports, and press releases, and using the Internet to influence people and policies;
Research Internship: Develop your research skills and prepare for graduate school or a research position; and,
Policy Internship: Learn about the Washington, DC policy scene while working on a range of health issues that affect women, children, and families!
Topics include cancer prevention and treatment, obesity, safety of medical treatments and products, women’s body image, dating violence; work/family, toxic exposures; and other health issues.
We are especially interested in at least one intern one who is fluent in Spanish and will help with translating health articles into Spanish, and responding to inquiries to our online health hotline that are in Spanish.
If you’re interested in an internship, please send a resume and cover letter describing the dates and time commitment (hrs/week) you are available to email@example.com. As with most non-profits, internship stipends are rarely available, so please describe any financial requirements.
Three internships offer stipends:
- The Marcy Gross internship offers a stipend of up to $1,000 to work on women’s health and reducing violence against women.
- The Ros Brannigan internship offers a stipend of up to $750 to work on lung cancer issues.
All paid internships require completion of at least 3 years of college and a commitment of at least 20 hrs/week for at least 12 weeks. Preference is given to college grads or grad students who can make a greater time commitment.
Our Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund in Washington, D.C. is seeking a part-time or full-time intern/volunteer to be this year’s 5K Race Coordinator. This would be an unpaid internship initially but could turn into a paid part-time position through September 2013, depending on performance. The Race Coordinator internship is suitable for someone from, or already living in, metropolitan Washington, D.C. who is outgoing, with great communication skills, and has previous event planning or coordination experience. The internship offers a chance to support a good cause while gaining marketable skills and valuable work experience with quantifiable results, such as number of racers, the amount raised, number of websites and social media sites publicizing the race, etc. A transportation subsidy is offered to defray the cost of getting to and from our Farragut Square office. This internship opportunity could begin as early as February 2013 and would finish after the race date in September. Coordinator duties include: getting sponsors; publicizing the event through websites and social media; and enlisting race date volunteers. The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund has been selected as one of America’s best charities and is the major program of the National Research Center for Women & Families. Send cover letter and resume to Brandel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrific opportunity for someone who has just completed a PhD or MD, is working on a doctoral dissertation, or is on sabbatical. We are seeking an experienced professional with excellent writing, expertise in quantitative research, and grant-writing experience who can interpret and “translate” research findings into compelling and persuasive information for the public, policy makers, and potential funders. A graduate degree in epidemiology/public health, medicine, psychology, or closely related field is required. A doctorate or ABD is preferred and strong quantitative skills are a must. The ideal candidate will be attentive to details, well-organized, dedicated to health issues, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and work well individually and as part of a team. This is a part-time or full-time position (at least 24 hours/week) for at least 6 months, renewable for at least 1 year, and opportunity for advancement to a permanent position. The starting salary is a stipend of $40,000/year for full-time work plus benefits, with exact salary dependent on time commitment. You will work in a beautiful office a few blocks from the White House.
We will fill this position asap, so do not apply if you are not available soon. To learn more about us, check out www.center4research.org and www.stopcancerfund.org. No calls please. Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.