The Advocacy Interns will research and compile contact information for federal and local district offices of the United States Senate. Interns will work on outreach, grant, and other related projects.
The Advocacy Interns will also contact elected official offices via phone and email to provide information about general eating disorder information and The Alliance’s services.
We strive to make our internship all-encompassing. You will learn about Eating Disorders, Non-Profits, and how an organization runs as a whole.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Researching and compiling data
- Making phone calls following a script and/or sending emails
- Providing information on eating disorders and The Alliance to Senators’ offices, following non-partisan and other important guidelines non-profit organizations abide by
- Submitting update reports in a timely fashion
- Working on eating disorder related legislation
- Developing advocacy skills
- Working collaboratively with the other Advocacy Intern(s)
- Joining three support groups, several research presentations, and other events.
- Supporting staff in projects closely related to the organization or general work skills.
- Producing a lunch and learn research project with their team that will be presented to staff
- Opportunities to attend virtual Alliance-hosted mental health information sessions and training
- Optional Opportunities to attend support groups, training, didactics, etc. to further gain knowledge about the Eating Disorders Field
- Specifics: Unpaid remote internship with optional academic credit hours offered
- Time Commitment: The internship requires a part-time commitment of 10, 15, or 20 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Fall Internships will start the week of September 13th and will run through the end of December
*Note Remote and/or On-site Position availble.
- Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Political Science, Social Justice, Public Health, or other similar majors, with an interest in eating disorders awareness and non-profit organizations. Open to all majors but those in the aforementioned concentrations will have a preference.
- Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
- Self-motivated and able to exhibit a professional demeanor in the office environment and over the phone
- Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Technical computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
- Comfortable working alone in a remote environment
The application deadline is July 23rd The first and second interviews will be scheduled from July 26th. Offer letters and onboarding will be sent the week of August 30th.
Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and school paperwork (if applicable) in the application.
The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.