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Healthy Air Campaign Intern – Washington, DC

Organization: American Lung Association

Job Title: Healthy Air Campaign Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours of work/week, $10 stipend/hour

Position Dates: 2012 Fall Semester

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 24, 2012

Organization Overview

You can make a difference at one of the nation’s leading health non-profits. Join the American Lung Association in the fight against air pollution. 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 tomorrow.

Description

This position is in the National Policy and Advocacy Division in the American Lung Association’s National Headquarters Office located in Washington, DC. The Healthy Air Campaign Intern will undertake substantive research projects and be expected to perform some administrative tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and tracking legislation and developments in Congress on the Clean Air Act.
  • Participating in grassroots coalition, outreach, and advocacy activities as part of the campaign.
  • Drafting e-advocacy alerts and letters to Members of Congress on clean air policy developments
  • Preparing background materials, assisting with research, and fact-checking reports on the Clean Air Act.
  • Assisting with development and dissemination of policy tools.
  • Assisting with coordinating Capitol Hill visits and accompanying American Lung Association staff on Capitol Hill visits, when appropriate.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates should be advanced undergraduate or graduate students and possess general knowledge of the legislative process, strong writing abilities, and legislative and general researching skills. Candidates should have creative problem solving skills, a careful attention to detail, and the ability to handle
multiple tasks simultaneously. Candidates must possess strong overall computer skills, particularly in Word, Excel and Power Point. An interest in or knowledge of environmental health or other public health policies is desirable, but not required. Capitol Hill experience is a plus.

How to Apply

Please send a résumé, letter of interest, and writing sample to:

Maria Vanegas-Zea

Director, Human Resources

E-mail: alahr@lung.org

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