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Environmental Health Policy Intern — Washington, D.C.

Organization: American Lung Association

Job Title:  Environmental Health Policy Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: up to 20 hours/week @ $10/hour

Application Deadline: none specified

Position Dates: Fall term 2012

Posted On: July 23, 2012

Organization Overview

Since 1904, the American Lung Association has been working to ensure that people breathe easier. Our mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. The American Lung Association, through the work of its many volunteers and staff across the nation, helps people with lung disease lead healthier lives. We teach children how to understand and control asthma. We fund scientists seeking better treatments and cures for all lung diseases. We work to prevent kids from smoking and give help to smokers who want to quit. We also champion the cause of cleaner air for all.


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 Policy Intern 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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