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First 5 Association of California | Alameda, CA
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First 5 Association of California


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June 30, 2020
January 29, 2020
$20/hr
10-15 hours per week, from early 2020 through May or June, 2020

Position:

The Policy Intern will help in the planning and preparation for the First 5 Advocacy Day on April 21st, 2020, and will assist with the ongoing policy work of the organization.

Background:

The vision of First 5 Association is “One day, California’s success will be measured by the wellbeing of its youngest children.” The mission is to build the early childhood systems and supports needed to ensure California’s young children are safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.  As a voice for the state’s youngest kids, the Association brings together partners and leverages multiple funding sources to strengthen systems through: communications, advocacy, collaboration, skill building, and innovation & learning so children and families have access to the community-based supports they need.

Duties:

A. Scheduling visits between state legislators and First 5 commissions

Intern will make calls; convey information to commissions; maintain a detailed schedule and a log of communications including outcomes; follow up with confirmations and about any last-minute changes; follow up with written letters and any requested materials after the Advocacy Day event.

B. Help to staff and assist First 5 counties with logistics on Advocacy Day, April 21, 2020, in Sacramento

Intern will attend Advocacy Day event and help First 5 staff with registration, materials, and other to ensure a smooth event.

C. Miscellaneous policy tasks as needed

The Policy Intern may also be asked to perform other policy work as needed and assigning. Such tasks could include: researching and analyzing legislative information, drafting letters and talking points, and tracking legislative positions, and communicating policy opportunities to the extended First 5 network.

Qualifications:

  • Completed college with four-year degree. A graduate of or currently enrolled in a Master’s level graduate school program in the social sciences, business, health care, public policy, public health or public administration field preferred (preferred).
  • Well organized and maintain close attention to detail when communicating with external stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, including ability to write reports and routine emails.
  • Familiarity with researching and locating data (socioeconomic, education, general population, health, etc.) and doing data analysis.
  • Organize and prioritize work, multi-task, and work well under deadline pressure in a fast-paced, growing organization.
  • Exercise sound judgment within generally established policies and procedures
  • Take initiative and work independently with little supervision.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, work as part of a team.

Position:

The Policy Intern will help in the planning and preparation for the First 5 Advocacy Day on April 21st, 2020, and will assist with the ongoing policy work of the organization.

Background:

The vision of First 5 Association is “One day…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Paid

Benefits

Duration & Compensation: 

Internship opportunity will begin in early 2020 through May or June of 2020, depending on the preference of the intern.  

Compensation is $20 per hour, estimated 10- 15 hours per week. Some work can be performed remotely but time in the office (we are located in the City of Alameda) is required.  

Duration & Compensation: 

Internship opportunity will begin in early 2020 through May or June of 2020, depending on the preference of the intern.  

Compensation is $20 per hour…

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter/email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position and resume to Margot Grant Gould, Policy Director, First 5 Association of CA: margot@first5association.org.   

Please submit applications by Wednesday, January 29th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please send a cover letter/email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position and resume to Margot Grant Gould, Policy Director, First 5 Association of CA: margot…

Location

1115 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

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