Internship posted by: CHILDREN AT RISK
Posted on: February 7, 2013
CHILDREN AT RISK is currently seeking candidates for our Fall 2013 Parent Education Internship position. This internship is a unique opportunity to work the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being, to address policy, advocacy, and education related to parent education and child abuse prevention.
The selected candidate will also work as part of CHILDREN AT RISK's widely recognized Public Policy and Law Center (PPLC) in the field of research, public policy analysis, and advocacy. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, from a dedicated and creative group of attorneys and public policy analysts, policy formulation. Led by a Law Advisory Board of over 35 attorneys from Texas' legal and business community and a Public Policy Advisory Board of over 25 leaders from Texas' public policy and non-profit community, the PPLC has been tremendously successful in passing legislation in the areas of human trafficking, adult certification, and community health workers.
Founded in 1989, CHILDREN AT RISK is an active research and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas' children in the areas of human trafficking, physical and mental health, education reform, basic needs, parenting and juvenile justice reform. We are the leading source of accurate information on children's issues and an advocate and catalyst for change concerning the needs of all children in Texas.
Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon each candidate's skills, career goals, interests and CHILDREN AT RISK's priorities. CHILDREN AT RISK expects that this internship will be used as a career development tool for the selected candidates and hopes to maximize the selected individual's internship experience.
We are seeking dedicated and focused candidates that possess excellent research and writing skills to assist in advocacy, awareness, and education efforts in the area of parent education and child abuse prevention.
We are in search of dedicated individuals to be key members of our team. A sense of humor and a passion for social justice issues, along with the belief that education and advocacy on children's issues are essential for societal improvement are strong plusses.
All candidates must be professional, with good written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, positive attitude and work well individually and in a team oriented environment. Preference will be given to students pursuing a Master's in Public Health. Benefits include a fun and engaging office atmosphere, recognition for tangible products that will benefit the organization beyond the fall, and the ability to truly have an impact on public policy.
Application Instructions: Our positions are competitive and fill quickly. Interested candidates should submit a resume, a brief letter of interest, and a writing sample to Megan Schneider at email@example.com. The deadline to submit applications for the position is August 26, 2013. For more information on CHILDREN AT RISK please visit www.childrenatrisk.org.
CHILDREN AT RISK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, ancestry, color, race, ethnicity or creed.