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Jobs and Internships

Job Opportunities:

Advocacy Assistant

 

Internship Opportunities:

ACTION Global Health Internship — Fall 2015

Development and International Expansion Intern — Ongoing

Global Poverty Legislative Intern — Fall 2015

U.S. Poverty Campaigns Intern — Fall 2015

 


Advocacy Assistant

RESULTS is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill a new Advocacy Assistant position. The Advocacy Assistant will support the Global Policy & Advocacy team's global poverty campaign priorities, including global health and nutrition, education, and microfinance.

About RESULTS:

RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund are sister organizations that together combine the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to end poverty. By empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change, we leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people in the US and around the world the health, education, and economic opportunity they need to thrive.

Position description:

This entry-level position will report directly to the Director, Global Policy & Advocacy working as part of a 12-person team and collaborating on a daily basis with colleagues in other departments in the DC office and across the country. The successful candidate will bring an attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and a strong commitment to the mission of the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Program Support. Maintain and update key advocacy campaign tools, including congressional scorecard, congressional grassroots coverage chart, and campaign planning documents. Draft correspondence and other materials, conduct research on RESULTS issues, and attend and report on meetings and briefings on behalf of RESULTS.
  • Administrative Support. Support team meetings including scheduling, developing and distributing agenda, and recording and disseminating notes and follow up items. Support budgeting and expense reporting,
  • Events Management & Travel Support. Coordinate and plan logistics of events such as coalition meetings, congressional briefings, trainings, and other events. Support travel logistics for Global team staff, international guests, and congressional delegation trips abroad.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, & Reporting. Coordinate the collection of monitoring & evaluation data from team members for the purposes of reporting to donors.
  • Web Site & Communications. Coordinate and maintain updated content on RESULTS web page.
  • International Conference. Assist with planning and implementing the annual grassroots advocacy conference in Washington, DC.

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong and demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in organizing events and meetings.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Familiarity with policy and advocacy, particularly experience working in or closely with a congressional office.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in a professional office environment.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and three relevant writing samples to jobs@results.org. Writing samples should include variety in style, tone, and medium. "Advocacy Assistant" must appear in the Subject line of your email.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. 


ACTION Global Health Internship

The ACTION Secretariat is seeking an intern to support its international partnership of advocacy organizations focusing on global health.

Interns will:

  • Work directly with senior team staff to support overall project needs.
  • Prepare, updating, reviewing, and editing fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, policy briefs, reports, press releases, or other written materials related to projects.
  • Assist research efforts (including literature reviews, data analysis, internet searches, etc.) and supporting the development of briefing materials on global policy issues, tuberculosis, childhood vaccines, maternal and child nutrition, advocacy opportunities, etc.
  • Work with ACTION Associate in preparation for the ACTION partnership meeting, including assisting in preparation of background materials for distribution, and logistical support.
  • Support media efforts, partner activities, and other advocacy activities.
  • Stay up to date on campaign priority items and compiling daily clips.
  • Participate in team meetings, weekly partnership calls and partner meeting.
  • Assist in special projects and perform a variety of administrative tasks, as assigned.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work individually in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently often with a lot of autonomy
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

All internships are unpaid.  Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

Check out the ACTION website for more information.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability for the fall (days and times) to Ms. Evi Harmon at internships@results.org, with the subject “ ACTION Global Health Internship”.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.


Development and International Expansion Intern

RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking a highly competent, enthusiastic Development and International Expansion intern. This is an unpaid position.

Position Description

The Development and Operations intern will assist Development, Operations, and International Expansion staff with a variety of duties, including those listed below. Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs:

  • Working directly with Development and Operations staff to support overall project needs.
  • Preparing, updating, reviewing, and editing fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, reports, or other written materials.
  • Assisting research efforts and identifying foundations/ potential funders to advance program areas and supporting the development of grant proposals.
  • Supporting program development and expansion projects.
  • Supporting preparation and providing logistical support leading up to a major International Conference in DC.
  • Assisting with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Providing logistical support for fundraising and grassroots events.
  • Providing overall administrative support such as: phone coverage, photocopies and faxes, preparing envelopes for bulk and mass mailings, and setting up conference calls.
  • Support office manager in managing database of volunteers and donors, along with learning the donor database and mail-merge systems to produce donor acknowledgments.

Desired Skills and Qualifications                    

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Experience and/or interest in grant writing or proposal development.
  • Experience and/or interest in fundraising.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate ideas.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

To apply please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no more than 3 pages), and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.


Global Poverty Legislative Intern

Description

RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking 1 intern to support its U.S. legislative and policy work to support campaign priorities around ending global poverty, which include education for all, global health and microfinance. This intern will:

  • Work directly with senior team staff to support overall project needs.
  • Prepare, update, review and edit fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, policy briefs, reports, press releases, or other written materials related to projects.
  • Assist research efforts (including literature reviews, data analysis, internet searches, etc.) and supporting the development of briefing materials on U.S. and global policy issues, TB surveillance, Education for All, foreign assistance reform, advocacy opportunities, etc.
  • Assist with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Support media efforts, grassroots activities, congressional work, and other advocacy activities.
  • Support U.S. legislative campaign efforts coordinated by legislative and grassroots staff.
  • Provide overall administrative support to staff and project needs.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues and US foreign aid.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

All internships are unpaid though a metro reimbursement will be provided. Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation.


U.S. Anti-Poverty Campaigns Intern

Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship is unpaid and requires at least a 3 day/week commitment for 2.5 months or more.  

Position Description

#1: Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.

  • Participate in weekly Domestic team meetings and help strategize on our U.S. Poverty Campaigns. This may include message development, grassroots expansion planning, and legislative/advocacy planning.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and other staff gatherings.
  • Attend briefings, conferences, and other meetings on behalf of RESULTS and providing the domestic team with notes and recommended strategies from such meetings.
  • Set up lobby meetings with members of the intern’s congressional delegation to urge action on our campaigns, and perhaps with other Hill offices where RESULTS has a presence in the district/state.

#2: Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters. Activities may include:

  • Write and edit U.S. Poverty Weekly UpdatesDomestic Outreach Actions and Monthly ActionsU.S. Poverty Campaigns background webpages, action alertsblogposts, and other written communications.
  • Provide materials requested by RESULTS volunteers to assist them in their campaign work.
  • Assist in planning and producing monthly conference calls (second Saturday of every month).
  • Participate in occasional evening training calls with our grassroots network.
  • Possible participation in generating media coverage that is supportive of our campaigns. This may include submitting letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces, helping plan and organize issue-specific conference calls for editorial writers and other journalists, writing and editing background materials for media campaigns, contacting media outlets and providing them with necessary information, as well as supporting RESULTS volunteers in their efforts to generate local media.
  • Participate in grassroots support of targeted campaigns. Often RESULTS will construct a focused and intensive campaign to accomplish specific short- and long-term goals. The intern will likely be involved in supporting grassroots on these campaigns.
  • Potentially laying groundwork for starting a RESULTS chapter on a campus after the completion of the DC internship.

#3: Administrative work.

  • RESULTS will make every effort to minimize the level of administrative work for the intern. However, some will be required.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to social change and political activism.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong research skills, especially ability to find resources on the World Wide Web.
  • Knowledge of/interest in anti-poverty policies.
  • Knowledge of/interest in legislative process.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged.  RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual orientation. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to Meredith Dodson at internships@results.org.