Monday, February 21, 2011

Public Health Advocacy and Communication Intern – 2011 Spring Semester, American Lung Association, Washington, DC

Public Health Advocacy and Communication Intern – 2011 Spring Semester, American Lung Association, Washington, DC

You can make a difference at one of the nation’s leading health non-profits.  Join the American Lung Association in the fight against tobacco, lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, air pollution and lung health issues that afflict millions of people.  We have a proud history of success in legislation, legal action, regulation and policy change that places us in the forefront of the most important public health and environmental issues facing our nation.  Work with us to help those who suffer from lung disease today, and to stop the spread of lung disease

This intern position is available at the American Lung Association’s National Headquarters Office located in Washington, DC.  The Regional Advocacy and Communications Intern will be expected to perform some
administrative tasks in addition to more substantive advocacy, policy 
and communication/marketing duties.

Responsibilities will likely include:
  • Assist with promotions of specific events, programs and release of national publications, including brainstorming creative marketing ideas, or identifying story leads and interview contacts;
  • Assist with logistics of press conferences and other advocacy events;
  • Pitch story ideas to print, radio and TV reporters throughout the territory;
  • Write or produce copy for various marketing and communications materials, such as press releases, opinion editorials, action alerts, feature stories, and/or newsletter articles;
  • Assist staff by conducting legislative research and tracking state legislation;
  • Provide staff with support in research and analysis of various topics, organizations, and key players;
  • Provide additional assistance to the Advocacy and Communication Division as needed.
  • Light travel possible within the District of Columbia to attend hearings and briefings.
Work Schedule:
Up to 20 hours per week during normal business hours

Base Pay:

This internship is open to an undergraduate or graduate student with a specific interest in health policy, environmental policy or communications/marketing.  Applicants should exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills.  Applicant should also have the ability to work in a deadline sensitive environment and be able to work independently.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point required.

Application Procedure:
Please email a résumé, one page writing sample, and letter of interest to:
Jan Mahumed
Director, Administration & Office Services

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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