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Job Opportunities:

ACTION Communications Manager

Advocacy & Impact Manager

Project Associate

Senior Associate – Multilateral Engagement

 

Internship Opportunities:

ACTION Global Health Intern — Spring 2016

Development and International Expansion Intern — Ongoing

Global Poverty Legislative Intern — Fall 2015

U.S. Poverty Campaigns Intern — 2016

 


ACTION Communications Manager

The ACTION Secretariat— collocated in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund— is seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee and coordinate ACTION's communication strategies and to manage the ACTION brand.

About RESULTS and ACTION:

RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines 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.

ACTION is a global partnership of locally-rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health. ACTION's primary areas of focus include: the fight against global tuberculosis, expanding access to childhood vaccines, and ending undernutrition.

Position description:

Reporting to the ACTION Director, the Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating ACTION's communication strategies and for managing ACTION's brand. By creating and supervising the creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION partners and supporting partners' individual communications strategies, the Communications Manager contributes to the partnership's overall advocacy impact. The role includes both managing large programs— such as Media Champion trainings and international journalist delegations— and supporting ongoing/routine communication activities.

The Communications Manager supervises the communications efforts of all ACTION Associates, fellows, and interns. S/he ensures that the partnership uses traditional and social media, messaging, branding, and marketing effectively and efficiently to further partner and joint advocacy goals on tuberculosis, child health, nutrition, and cross-cutting global health priorities.

Responsibilities:

Communications Strategy and Brand Leadership (40%)

  • Manage creation of joint messaging and media strategies across ACTION to support shared global health advocacy goals
  • Supports partner-specific media and communications success by advising on country media strategies, developing communications trainings and resources, and coordinating partnership communications professionals
  • Manages ongoing process to strengthen ACTION brand/profile among key audiences and ensures brand consistency across partnership
  • Represents ACTION on external communications working groups, and builds and maintains external communications relationships

Management of Joint Communication Activities (40%)

  • Manages ACTION's Media Champion training program, including strategic direction, participant selection, training development, project management, and facilitation
  • Develops and executes joint international journalist delegations across multiple partners and advises on partner-specific journalist delegations and relationship management

Communications Content Development (20%)

  • Oversees development of ACTION-branded publications and outreach materials, press releases, blogs, op-eds, talking points and other communications as well as content creation for ACTION's website, social media channels, and external listserv
  • In cooperation with ACTION Secretariat issue leads, manages elements of issue-specific reports, scorecards, and other publications, including managing contracts with designers and printers

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required (graduate degree preferred) in relevant field preferably in communications, public relations, journalism, political science/public policy, international development, public health.
  • 5-8 years of experience designing, coordinating, and implementing communications strategies, preferably on international health issues and for non-profit organizations.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of media markets outside of the U.S. necessary
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills and ability to communicate effectively in English. Additional languages used in ACTION partner countries, particularly French, preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including solid knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, Capwiz, MailChimp, HootSuite, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Familiarity with international health issues and bilateral and multilateral official development assistance mechanisms preferred.
  • Superior project management skills, organization and dedication to detail, with experience in managing multiple deadlines and complex assignments from start to finish.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, as well as to work independently and as part of a larger team.
  • Willingness to work effectively and efficiently with interoffice and offsite team members and management.
  • Sensitivity to other cultures and working styles; work experience in other countries or in an international setting desired.
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills; experience conducting training sessions preferred.
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically up to 4-8 weeks of the year.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@results.org. Please include "ACTION Communications Manager" in the subject line of your email.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, or any other protected status.


Advocacy & Impact Manager

The ACTION Secretariat— collocated in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund— is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead the Secretariat's work supporting the ACTION partnership's strategy on nutrition.

About RESULTS and ACTION:

RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines 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.

ACTION is a global partnership of locally-rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health. ACTION's primary areas of focus include: the fight against global tuberculosis, expanding access to childhood vaccines, and ending undernutrition.

Position description:

Reporting to the ACTION Director, the Advocacy & Impact Manager is responsible for leading the Secretariat's work in support of the ACTION partnership strategy on nutrition— guiding accountability strategies and tactics across the ACTION partnership to achieve cross-cutting impact while capturing and disseminating best practices.

The Advocacy & Impact Manager supervises a Senior Associate focused on cross-cutting World Bank engagement, and may supervise others in the future. Together with her/his team, the Advocacy & Impact Manager ensures that ACTION makes an impact on global nutrition policy and resource mobilization; maintains a coherent and effective accountability advocacy portfolio; and captures and shares the partnership's impact and best practices, both within the partnership and with civil society allies.

Responsibilities:

Advocacy Portfolio Leadership (50%)

  • Facilitates strategy development for the ACTION partnership's nutrition advocacy portfolio
  • Provides strategic and tactical guidance to ACTION partners' nutrition advocacy activities
  • Coordinates partnership-wide joint advocacy activities, including workshops and trainings
  • Represents the ACTION partnership at external events, developing and maintaining high-level relationships in the nutrition community
  • Manages a Senior Associate focused on cross-cutting World Bank engagement, guiding the individual to excel

Accountability Tool Oversight (25%)

  • Leads on strategy development for ACTION's accountability work across issue areas and drives this ongoing work
  • Conceptualizes and consults on "scorecard" products and other accountability tools
  • Works with other ACTION Secretariat team members to link ACTION's accountability advocacy to broader objectives on equity

Enhancing ACTION's Impact (25%)

  • Leads on capturing advocacy best practices and identifying best ways to measure the impacts of ACTION's work
  • Conceptualizes public-facing events or other opportunities to showcase ACTION's advocacy impact
  • Liaises with internal partners to identify advocacy impacts and best practices of interest to existing/potential donors as well as civil society partners in the expansion portfolio

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise on the global health landscape, particularly nutrition
  • Commitment to multi-stakeholder advocacy strategy development and execution
  • Previous experience working internationally, particularly in a developing country, or within an international network or secretariat
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles
  • Strong writing and verbal skills in English; additional languages used in ACTION partner countries preferred
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills; experience conducting training sessions preferred
  • Undergraduate degree (Master's strongly preferred) in a relevant field such as health/science policy, international relations, political science, economics, sociology, social sciences, nonprofit management etc.
  • 5-7 years of experience driving advocacy and/or policy work; international advocacy experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically up to 4-8 weeks of the year
  • Detail-oriented to build structures/systems necessary to support visions.
  • Proficiency with basic software programs is required.
  • Ability and willingness to manage up and across teams to meet deadlines and drive priorities forward.
  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, strategic, creative, and able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@results.org. Please include "Advocacy & Impact Manager" in the subject line of your email.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, or any other protected status.


Project Associate

RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking a Project Associate to support managing the Executive Director’s portfolio. Based on capacity and proactive engagement, the Project Associate will have the opportunity to participate in high-level planning and strategy discussions and support the planning and execution of key projects.

This non-exempt position reports directly to the Executive Director (ED) as part of a 50-person team and collaborates on a daily basis with colleagues in other departments in Washington, DC and across the country, and with partners around the world. The successful candidate will bring a strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and a strong commitment to the mission of the organization.  The Associate will deal on a regular basis with confidential and sensitive information, thus discretion is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative/Logistics: Manage ED calendar; schedule appointments for internal and external engagement; draft external correspondence and emails; complete ED expense reports; provide support to the ED and team as needed at domestic and international conferences; ensure flawless logistics and travel support for ED and others at high-level meetings.
  • Material Development/Communication: Develop, contribute to, and/or edit various materials, including grant reports to partners and donors about project activities; briefing materials for meetings, events, and advocacy opportunities; website content; and high-level partner communications.
  • Board Management: Act as the staff liaison to the Board of Directors, working with ED in managing engagement with and support of the Board of Directors and Board Executive Committee, as well as backstopping work of relevant board committees. 
  • RESULTS International Partner Support: Coordinate regular communications and agenda development among RESULTS international partner countries to enhance collaborations and advocacy impact.
  • Events Management and Support: Coordinate projects and events including National Director and Board of Directors meetings and events - securing venue, catering, and travel arrangements; developing materials, agenda and other resources; and, taking minutes and tracking next steps, as appropriate
  • International Conference: Manage key elements of the annual International Conference (IC) held in DC each summer; coordinate Capitol Hill meetings for ED and high-level participants; and provide overall support to the ED at the conference.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience preferably working in a non-profit organization and/or in international advocacy, public policy, public health, etc.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills and ability to communicate effectively with different audiences in the US and internationally.
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, with experience in managing multiple deadlines, complex assignments, and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, as well as independently and collaboratively in a professional manner with team and partners.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to ‘manage-up’- not only the position’s portfolio but aspects of the Executive Director’s portfolio as well.
  • Flexibility- position may have both long term projects and a number of short term projects-therefore looking for a candidate that can adapt.
  • Self-starter willing to take initiative and do what is necessary to complete the job with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to travel (domestically and internationally).
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization.
  • Familiarity with global health, foreign aid funding mechanisms and/or domestic poverty issues desired.  

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@results.org. "Project Associate" 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.


Senior Associate – Multilateral Engagement

The ACTION Secretariat — collocated in Washington, DC with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund — is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage the ACTION Secretariat's World Bank advocacy and coordinate that work with other World Bank engagement across RESULTS.

About RESULTS and ACTION:

RESULTS / RESULTS Educational Fund combines 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.

ACTION is a global partnership of locally-rooted organizations around the world that advocate for life-saving care for millions of people who are threatened by preventable diseases. We work as equal partners to bring together efforts across borders to increase investments and build political support for global health. ACTION's primary areas of focus include: the fight against global tuberculosis, expanding access to childhood vaccines, and ending undernutrition.

Position description:

Reporting to the Advocacy & Impact Manager, the Senior Associate - Multilateral Engagement is responsible for coordinating the ACTION Secretariat's World Bank (WB) advocacy, as well as coordinating with other WB efforts across RESULTS. The Senior Associate works to ensure that ACTION makes an impact on WB policies and funding on key health issues. S/he is also responsible for ensuring that the partnership's and allies' advocacy to the World Bank is efficient and evidence-driven.

The Senior Associate is accountable for ensuring that ACTION meets its strategic plan and grant-funded objectives in WB advocacy, that ACTION and RESULTS have the policy analysis and project support to effectively participate in the Global Financing Facility (including the Investor's Group), and that ACTION's WB engagement, particularly on nutrition, is smartly coordinated with other RESULTS advocacy towards the WB on early childhood education, education for all, and financial inclusion.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and coordination of ACTION's World Bank engagement (60%)

  • Drive development and implementation of partnership-wide WB advocacy strategies with a particular focus on nutrition and the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF)
  • Support ACTION engagement in the GFF, including outreach to civil society stakeholders, backstopping Investor's Group meeting participation, and position papers/policy summaries on GFF governance and performance issues
  • Monitor WB policies and discussions around ACTION issues and bring relevant opportunities for advocacy to the attention of others
  • Manage coordination across ACTION partners through regular communication – including meetings, calls, and events
  • Support partners in developing advocacy strategies and coordinated engagement of WB Executive Directors, technical staff, and country offices
  • Support ACTION and allies/coalition partners in advocacy work to encourage strong WB leadership at the 2016 Rio Summit on Nutrition for Growth

Leadership and coordination of cross-sector WB engagement (30%)

  • Coordinate and find synergies between ACTION and RESULTS WB advocacy around health and nutrition, education, and financial inclusion
  • Track IDA 18 negotiation process, identify opportunities for and lead advocacy around priority issues through IDA 18 replenishment
  • Identify opportunities for and lead advocacy to strengthen the WB's leadership on equity and reaching the poorest
  • Map, track and coordinate ACTION and RESULTS relationships with WB leadership and staff
  • Support efforts related to WB annual meetings
  • Lead the planning and coordination of the annual WB Advocacy Day during the RESULTS International Conference

Policy analysis and research (10%)

  • Track WB spending on priority issues.
  • Perform analysis on WB project database across portfolios

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of World Bank (WB) structure, policies, and practices; direct experience working with or at the WB preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise on the global health landscape and/or nutrition, particularly health financing, international funding mechanisms and global institutions
  • Commitment to multi-stakeholder advocacy strategy development and execution
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and work styles
  • Strong writing and verbal skills in English; additional languages used in ACTION partner countries preferred
  • Presentation and meeting facilitation skills
  • Undergraduate degree (Master's degree preferred) in a relevant field such as health/science policy, international relations, political science, economics, sociology, social sciences, etc.
  • 3-5 years of experience in advocacy and/or policy work; international advocacy experience strongly preferred

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@results.org. Please include "Senior Associate - Multilateral Engagement" in the subject line of your email.

RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, or any other protected status.


ACTION Global Health Intern

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.
  • 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.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability for the spring (days and times), and your preferred start date 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.

How to apply:

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

Position 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.

How to apply:

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.

How to apply:

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to Meredith Dodson at internships@results.org.  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.