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Chinese American Planning Council, Inc | New York, NY
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Published 28 days ago

January 1, 2020
June 30, 2020
$15.00/hr

POSITION OVERVIEW

Title: Policy Intern


Division: Central Administration - Policy and Public Affairs


Reports To: Chief Policy and Public Affairs Officer


Status: Part-Time Intern


ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) social services organization and strives to be the premiere social service and leadership development organization.  CPC serves over 60,000 community members each year through more than 50 programs at over 30 sites throughout New York City, spanning childhood development services, education and career services, community services, and senior services. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members.


POSITION SUMMARY

The CPC Policy and Public Affairs team conducts policy analysis and works on advocacy campaigns focused on promoting legislative and budget policies that improve the social and economic empowerment of AAPI, immigrant, and low income New Yorkers. The team also does civic engagement and community mobilization work, as well as government affairs and media relations. 

The policy intern will support all of these portfolios through administrative, logistical and research support, while getting first hand experience in New York City and New York State public policy and advocacy, government and media relations, public policy analysis, and community mobilization. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct short term research on policy issues, compile data on issue areas and campaigns and prepare briefs or short reports, research on government affairs and media;
  • Assist with planning and logistics for policy and advocacy events, including scheduling and preparing for legislative meetings, preparing materials and supporting on logistics for advocacy days and events, maintaining and updating databases and documents. This could look like updating our elected officials databases, researching new media contacts, preparing packets for advocacy days, or putting together talking points on a new issue;
  • Drafting letters, briefs, talking points and other policy and advocacy documents;
  • Provide translation support for community materials and statements (Mandarin or Cantonese).This function is preferred but not required;
  • Manage certain administrative functions (e.g. outreach calls and emails, database entry, preparing documents); and 
  • Coordinate and provide support on an as needed basis for policy team activities.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES 

Commitment to Social, Racial, and Economic Justice- understanding of policy issues and areas of need that impact Asian-American, immigrant and low-income communities in New York; commitment to building transformative policy change to combat systems of oppression.


Research and Writing –  Research and data entry, strong writing skills


Language-  Bilingual Cantonese or Mandarin speaking candidates, especially those able to write and translate content, are strongly preferred. 

 

Action Oriented- ability to act and react as necessary, flexibility and willingness to rapidly respond to urgent and emerging issues, commitment and ability to work as part of a team.


Communication and Social Media – Strong writing and speaking skills; able to communicate complex issues in a simple manner, experience in social media preferred. 


Relevant Educational Background  – Bachelor’s degree preferred, open to self-directed students. 


SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION

10-15 hours per week, January to June 2020 (schedule flexible). Compensation $15/hour.



POSITION OVERVIEW

Title: Policy Intern


Division: Central Administration - Policy and Public Affairs


Reports To: Chief Policy and Public Affairs Officer


Status: Part-Time Intern


ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Founded in 1965, the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Paid

How to Apply

To apply, a resume and brief cover letter should be submitted to Carlyn Cowen, Chief Policy and Public Affairs Officer ccowen@cpc-nyc.org with the “Intern” in the subject line. A writing sample is encouraged. Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered on a rolling basis.

To apply, a resume and brief cover letter should be submitted to Carlyn Cowen, Chief Policy and Public Affairs Officer ccowen@cpc-nyc.org with the “Intern” in the subject line. A…

Location

150 Elizabeth ST., New York, NY 10012

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