Policy Internship

Hours per week

Interns should be able to work 16 to 24+ hours a week.

Published

10/04/2018

Application Deadline

11/15/2018

Start Date

12/01/2018

End Date

02/28/2019

Address

Columbia
MD
United States

Description

National Center for Healthy Housing was founded in October, 1992 (as the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing), to bring the public health, housing, and environmental communities together to combat our nation’s epidemic of childhood lead poisoning. Today, NCHH’s mission is to secure safe and healthy housing for all. NCHH conducts research on methods to assess hazards in the home and on measures to reduce those hazards. NCHH designs practical strategies to incorporate healthy housing practices into the work of the public health and affordable housing communities. NCHH promotes these strategies through education and outreach, partnership programs, and governmental initiatives.


NCHH offers a rewarding work environment for individuals interested in science, policy, and the transformation of communities. NCHH’s staff is comprised of seasoned professionals with experience in environmental health, public health, housing, policy, industrial hygiene, engineering, and marketing. The diversity of staff backgrounds and expertise offers excellent opportunities for peer learning, personal growth, and development. EOE


We are looking for a highly capable Policy Intern with experience or interest in policy and advocacy. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to both help plan and attend a day of Congressional hill days, accompanying healthy housing experts and practitioners from across the country in meetings with hill staffers. In addition to the having qualities listed below, you consider yourself confident in small group settings and are enthusiastic about advocating for health and housing policy. 


Your assignments will include:

  • Conducting research on state-level healthy housing programs and statistics;
  • Developing clear, informative website content about federal healthy housing programs and initiatives;
  • Managing communications with a 400+ member national healthy homes coalition;
  • Participating with the project managers and partners in conference calls and meetings.


Our ideal candidates have:

  • A major or concentration in data science, applied statistics, analytics, housing, aging, community development, public policy, or public health fields;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • An ability to learn quickly;
  • Interest in talking with public health professionals across the country;
  • Experience in project coordination;
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, including the ability to write clearly and quickly for general and technical audiences;
  • Desire to both work cooperatively with others and the initiative to complete work independently.

Benefits

What our Interns Can Expect

NCHH’s internship program is primarily designed for undergraduates or graduate students who have a desire to gain practical work and research-related experience. Our internships are not designed to be consulting opportunities or part-time jobs.

For most interns, course credit is one of their goals. In this case, the number of hours of practical work experience that NCHH can offer is of great benefit. At NCHH, students learn how their course of study applies to the real world and can build a valuable experience that makes them stronger candidates for jobs after graduation.

You will have the opportunity to work with the nation’s top professionals with experience in environmental health, public health, housing, policy, industrial hygiene, engineering, and marketing. The diversity of staff backgrounds and expertise offers excellent opportunities for peer learning, personal growth, and development. In most cases, NCHH is able to offer a small stipend.

Internships are available year-round and generally last for 3 months.

TO APPLY, submit a résumé and cover letter by email to Michelle Harvey, Director of Administration, at mharvey@nchh.org.

How To Apply

mharvey@nchh.org
http://www.nchh.org

TO APPLY, please submit a résumé and cover letter by email to Michelle Harvey, Director of Administration, at mharvey@nchh.org.


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