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Policy and Advocacy Intern – Washington DC

Organization: Jubilee USA Network

Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid, 40 hours of work per week

Position Dates: Fall semester

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 16th, 2012

Organization Overview

Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of 75 human rights, environmental, labor, faith and community groups, works for the definitive cancellation of crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Jubilee internships are for qualified individuals with an expressed interest in working on debt cancellation and other issues of global justice. The internships provides an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience in a dynamic nonprofit. Jubilee USA internships are unpaid. Arrangements can also be made to enable the intern to receive academic credit for the experience.


Two Advocacy interns will work closely with Jubilee USA’s policy and grassroots teams on our newest advocacy campaigns. Encompassing both policy and grassroots advocacy, this position will include a wide range of research, lobbying, outreach and policy education that supports Jubilee’s campaign priorities. This position is best suited for a student in Government or International Affairs/Development.

  • Maintain Jubilee’s advocacy databases
  • Support Advocacy Fellow in communications with Congress and DC-based partner organizations
  • Update advocacy-related content for Jubilee website
  • Research and write Jubilee materials used for outreach to policymakers and the public
  • Assist in outreach to Jubilee’s grassroots community, through phone calls, email communication and meetings on specific campaigns.
  • Communicating with faith communities about newest activities and campaigns
  • Provide administrative support including:
  • Data entry: Entering new supporters, and updating existing supporters in our databases
  • Office functions: Assist with mailings and other related administrative work to support Jubilee’s grassroots, development and policy activities
  • Attend Jubilee USA Network meetings, coalition events and related conferences
  • Work closely with Jubilee’s outreach team to design and implement grassroots campaigns
  • Create grassroots-friendly education, worship and campaign materials
  • Work closely with and support a network of volunteers across the country
  • Support the Jubilee Congregation’s program
  • Design and implement e-activism and new media campaigns


Applicants should have strong written and verbal skills, attention to detail, a passion for working on global justice issues and have a strong knowledge of issues of debt and economic globalization. Knowledge of computer programs such as Excel and Word and familiarity with online communication is desired, and the ability to work as part of a team is necessary. Interns must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week and interns who can work as close to full time as possible will be given higher priority.

How to Apply

Jubilee is currently accepting interns for the fall (August/September-Decemeber). We accept applications on a rolling basis but we encourage early applicants. Please submit your application to Jennifer at jennifer@jubileeusa.orgwith the name of the internship for which you are applying in the subject line (ex. Subject: Policy & Advocacy Internship Application) and the following documents attached:

1. A cover letter 2. Up-to-date resume 3. 1-2 page writing sample

If you have not followed these application instructions, we will not consider your application.

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