Spring Semester Public Policy and Advocacy Intern


Cause Areas


Mon Jan 02, 2017 - Wed May 31, 2017


70 W. Streetsboro StreetSuite 201Hudson, OH 44236


Fall Semester

The public policy & advocacy intern will assist with legislative research, scheduling, and maintaining consistent communication with chapter advocates; providing administrative support and representing the Alzheimer’s Association at community events as needed. The public policy & advocacy intern will report to the Communications and Public Policy Coordinator. (UNPAID)

Essential Role Functions 

  • Assist the communications and public policy coordinator with planning and implementing an annual federal public policy plan to meet the Chapter’s public policy strategic goals.
  • Assist with maintaining active communication with Chapter’s advocacy volunteers, and supporting the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador Program.
  • Assist with planning and support of a Chapter advocacy volunteer committee.
  • Assist with planning Chapter representation at state and national advocacy days. Researching legislation, officials, and news items and providing a summary as needed. Serving as additional contact for questions on state and national advocacy days.
  • Assist with office administrative support, including but not limited to answering incoming calls, preparing outgoing correspondence, and receiving and directing office guests.
  • Attend and support public policy & advocacy outreach at Walk to End Alzheimer’s(r).

Expected Qualifications

  • Background in volunteer management or political science preferred.
  • Friendly, personable communication skills; ability to speak confidently over the phone. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google products (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities; ability to work with diverse populations; high degree of creativity; high energy, maturity and leadership.
  • Proximity to Hudson and/or familiarity with the Greater East Ohio region is a plus.


  • Office Reception
  • Data Entry
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Administrative Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible depending on intern's availability

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