NLIHC is accepting applications for our fall internship positions. Interns are highly valued and fully integrated into our staff work. We seek students passionate about social justice issues, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills, to work as policy, research, field, and communications/media/graphic design interns from late August/early September until mid-December.
The available positions are:
Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, reviews legislation and attends congressional hearings and writes summaries for NLIHC’s Memo to Members and Partners e-newsletter, participates in visits to congressional offices, develops materials for use in advocating with House and Senate offices to achieve NLIHC’s policy agenda and more.
Field Intern. Assists the NLIHC Field team in creating email campaigns focused on important federal policies, writing blogs and Memo to Members and Partners e-newsletter articles, managing our database of membership records, mobilizing the field for the legislative efforts, and reaching out to new and existing members.
Research Intern. Assists in ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects, writes weekly articles on current research for the Memo to Members and Partners e-newsletter, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries. Quantitative skills and experience with SPSS a plus.
Communications/Media/Graphic Design Intern. Prepares and distributes press materials, assists with media research and outreach for publication releases, works on social media projects, maintains a media database and tracks press hits. Also assists with sending out e-communications; revises collateral print material such as brochures, flyers, and factsheets; and updates content on the NLIHC website. Some graphic design experience is highly desired.
Fall interns are expected to work 25 hours a week. NLIHC provides modest stipends.
A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s)/semester for which you are applying. Applicants for the communications/media/graphic design internship should also submit examples of your graphic design work.
Interested students should send their materials to: Paul Kealey, chief operating officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org