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Girl Scouts' Public Policy and Advocacy Intern (Summer 2021)

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Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, serving 2.5 million members worldwide. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The Public Policy and Advocacy office located in Washington, DC works to build strong relationships with Members of Congress, as well as with officials at the White House and federal departments and agencies. Through our advocacy efforts, we inform and educate key representatives of the government's legislative and executive branches about issues important to girls and Girl Scouting and lobby for increased program resources.

This dynamic and substantive internship will provide the ideal candidate an opportunity to promote public policies and research on critical issues facing girls, as well as to mobilize the support of Girl Scout councils and other youth serving organizations in grassroots advocacy. Our legislative agenda focuses on the following advocacy issues: civic education; access to outdoor exploration; financial literacy; girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and supporting a thriving nonprofit community.

In addition to general office support duties, specific intern responsibilities include: research on girl-focused issues, drafting policy memoranda, assisting in the implementation of congressional briefings, helping to create advocacy materials, attending congressional hearings and briefings, developing content for publication and websites, and participating in various national coalition meetings. Excellent research ability, writing, and verbal communication skills are a must. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the internship will be virtual. A stipend is available.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and one writing sample to advocacy@girlscouts.org with the subject line “Summer Internship Applicant”.

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, serving 2.5 million members worldwide. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    May 17, 2021
  • End Date
    July 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Hours Per Week
    Full time preferred: 40 hrs/week

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and one writing sample to advocacy@girlscouts.org with the subject line “Summer Internship Applicant”.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and one writing sample to advocacy@girlscouts.org with the subject line “Summer Internship Applicant”.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
816 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20006

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