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Environmental Health Policy Intern – Washington, DC

Organization: American Lung Association

Job Title: Environmental Health Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

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

Position Dates: Fall semester (September – December)

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 26th, 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 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 tomorrow.


This position is in the National Policy and Advocacy Division in the American Lung Association’s National Headquarters Office located in Washington, DC. The Environmental Health PolicyIntern will be expected to perform some administrative tasks in addition to undertaking more substantive research projects.


  • Updating summaries of health effects of indoor air pollutants, outdoor air pollutants, and other topics as needed.
  • Preparing background materials and assisting with fact-checking for reports and comments on proposals for new air quality standards.
  • Creating resources and materials for expanded online use, including social marketing outreach.
  • Assisting with dissemination of policy tools.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Qualified candidates should be advanced undergraduate or graduate students and possess strong researching skills and writing abilities; 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, biology or other public health policies is desirable, but not required.

How to Apply

Please email a résumé, one page writing sample, and letter of interest to:

Maria Vanegas-Zea

Director, Human Resources


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