Seeking Organizing and Advocacy Intern: Global Health


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

City WideFargo, ND 58106


About

Organizing and Advocacy Intern: Global Health

RESULTS Educational Fund and its sister organization RESULTS (REF/RESULTS) are seeking a dynamic go-getter for an internship on our Global Poverty Expansion Team. The person selected for this internship will join a team of organizing and advocacy professionals working across the country to support campaigns addressing global health which include maternal and child survival, AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and funding for critical global development initiatives.

The Organizing and Advocacy Intern will learn professional organizing and grassroots advocacy skills including: influencing members of Congress, engaging the media, recruiting community advocates, and building citizen groups to push for global health solutions that address extreme poverty. Hands-on training and support will be provided. This internship is located in North Dakota.

Background

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. RESULTS advocates receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, advocates learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to health, education, and economic opportunity. Together, we realize the incredible power we possess to use our voices to change the world.

This position will specifically focus on global health and nutrition. We believe that every human being should have access to quality nutrition and medical care to stay healthy, safe, and strong. Our global health campaigns are focused on fighting against the world’s most devastating diseases, ending the preventable deaths of mothers and children, ensuring access to quality nutrition and strengthening health systems so that everyone has a chance at a bright future.

Responsibilities

With training and support from RESULTS staff, the Organizing and Advocacy intern will accomplish the following:

Community Organizing and Outreach

  • Build a list of local community members and organizations who want to take action to improve global health (churches, universities, social groups, etc.).
  • Table at community events to attract those interested in global poverty issues.
  • Host at least three community outreach events to bring community members together to learn about global poverty and take action.
  • Engage and train local community members to take regular advocacy actions.
  • Build a foundation to start a local RESULTS global poverty group in at least one community in North Dakota.

Policy and Advocacy

  • Develop working knowledge of current trends in global health.
  • Understand federal appropriations and legislative processes and how citizens can have an impact.
  • Develop relationships with members of Congress from North Dakota, their staff, and foreign policy aides.
  • Meet face to face with members of Congress regarding RESULTS issues.
  • Write and publish media in local papers about RESULTS global health issues.

Qualifications

  • Experience and/or interest in international development & poverty issues
  • Some advocacy experience or a strong desire to learn high-impact advocacy skills
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including good telephone manner and presentation skills
  • Must be organized, able to manage time, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use technology, particularly email and Skype video, and social media

Special Considerations

  • RESULTS is located in Washington, DC. This internship is part of our Grassroots Team who are based in cities across the country. The Organizing and Advocacy Intern will be based remotely in North Dakota. Interns work from a home office and receive support through regular online meetings and occasional in person trainings.
  • Timing of this internship is flexible, but we are looking for someone who can dedicate at least 15-20 hours per week and intern for at least 6 months starting as early as August 2016.

Benefits

Attend in person RESULTS Group Leader training in September.

All internships are unpaid. Any internship related travel and expenses will be covered by RESULTS.

Application

Please e-mail resume, cover letter specific to this position, and two references to abeals@results.org. Please include "Organizing and Advocacy Intern: North Dakota" in the subject of your email. For more information about REF/RESULTS, please visit our website at www.results.org.

Skills

  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20 hours / week
  • Passion for promoting social justice locally and globally
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