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Jobs and Internships

Job Opportunities:

Grassroots Organizer: Global Health Advocacy

Internship Opportunities:

U.S. Poverty Campaigns Intern — Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015

Global Poverty Legislative Intern — Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015

Development and Expansion Intern — Ongoing

Operations Intern — Ongoing

 


Grassroots Organizer: Global Health Advocacy

Job Description:

RESULTS Educational Fund and its sister organization RESULTS (REF/RESULTS) are seeking a dynamic self-starter for a full-time position as Grassroots Organizer for Global Health Advocacy. The person hired will recruit, inspire, educate, and engage individuals and organizations in global health solutions that address extreme poverty. The Grassroots Organizer must generate numerous new contacts, provide issue and advocacy skills training, develop partnerships with like-minded organizations, and inspire people about the difference they can make as a part of REF/RESULTS. This position requires significant cold-calling and travel. The person hired must be outgoing, persistent, personable, organized, and determined. This position may be based in DC or elsewhere in the US.

Background:

RESULTS combines the voices of passionate grassroots activists with strategic grasstops efforts to create the public and political will 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.

We are committed to ending preventable child deaths through child and maternal health interventions and to ending child malnutrition that negatively impacts the brain and physical development of over 165 million children under age five, or about 25% of all children in this age group. We are also committed to stopping diseases of poverty like AIDS, TB, malaria, pneumonia, and rotavirus from killing children and adults. Ultimately, we are committed to ending extreme poverty by 2030.

To generate the political will necessary to achieve our mission, more people must understand the problems and solutions of poverty and must possess the skills and desire to advocate that their political leaders put existing and new poverty solutions in place.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct research in target states and communities to identify and recruit individuals and organizations interested in learning about global health issues including child survival, child nutrition, diseases of poverty, and learning advocacy skills. Examples of such communities include faith groups, women’s groups, public health professionals, returned international or US service volunteers, and international development and public health academic programs within colleges and universities.
  2. Organize issue and advocacy workshops in the target communities focused on global health, and how to engage the media and the offices of elected officials around these issues. Support interested parties in learning the skills necessary to take actions that bring attention to global health policy solutions that will improve lives and reduce poverty.
  3. Educate individuals and organizations on the problems and solutions of poverty, particularly in the area of global health, train them in advocacy skills, and inspire them about the difference they can make as a part of REF/RESULTS. Support the creation of new REF/RESULTS chapters.
  4. Cultivate and develop national partnerships that will build REF/RESULTS pipeline of new global health activists.
  5. Present and/or table at events with a high potential for building REF/RESULTS pipeline of new global health activists. Also recruit, support, and cultivate REF/RESULTS activists in the “REAL Change” fellowship program to organize community outreach events around global health and start new chapters.
  6. Maintain a detailed database of contacts made, dates, and their progress toward engagement and use technology to create new leads, recruit, communicate, market, and share stories of our global health and other work.

Qualifications:

  • Community and/or campaign organizing experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to make cold calls, and strong networking skills
  • Strong training and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of global health issues and/or the ability to quickly learn about global health issues
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Personal political advocacy experience a plus
  • Familiarity with the REF/RESULTS model a plus
  • Ability to travel 3-4 days/week several times each month, including overnight stays.
  • Ability to use technology, particularly email and Skype video, and social media
  • Strong work ethic

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, and two professional writing samples (e.g., research/policy paper, academic paper, advocacy material) of any length to jobs@results.org. Please include "Grassroots Organizer" in the subject line of your email.

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 Internship

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. We are accepting applicants for Fall 2014. 

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 Updates, Domestic Outreach Actions and Monthly Actions, U.S. Poverty Campaigns background webpages, action alerts, blogposts, 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.


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.

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.


Development and Expansion Intern

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

Position Description

The Development and Operations intern will assist Development and Operations 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.


Operations Intern

RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking an operations intern to support the Office Manager in daily functioning of the RESULTS office.

  • Organize monthly mailings to RESULTS/REF volunteers.
  • Assist in planning national conference calls with RESULTS/REF volunteers.
  • Manage ordering and tracking of office supplies.
  • Maintain various logs for internal business use.
  • Assemble materials for staff meetings.
  • Manage large database of volunteers and donors.
  • Prepare materials and packets for staff and guests.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with subject line: RESULTS Operations Intern to Cynthia Stancil at cstancil@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.

All internships are unpaid.

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