Policy Intern - Summer 2018





Hours per week

20-30 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



1317 F St. NW, Suite 400
United States


The Policy Intern position will provide the right individual with an opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience in legislative and policy analysis and government relations, grassroots outreach and administrative support. The Policy Intern will gain unique insight into the strategic and programmatic components necessary for a small organization to effect positive political change as well as develop a critical understanding of how the policies of the United States and other donor governments and agencies affect the health and lives of women and girls worldwide.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Work with CHANGE’s Policy and Partnerships Associate in implementing education and outreach activities

·        Assist the Policy Analyst with research, maintaining congressional contacts and organizing events on the Hill

·        Help maintain the organization’s databases

·        Attend and report on community and Hill meetings and briefings

·        Support research efforts by assisting in the management and collection of relevant data

·        Provide administrative support for the organization, such as answering phones and general reception

·        Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

·        Pursuing or possessing a BA or BS

·        Excellent written and oral communications skills

·        Strong critical thinking and analysis abilities

·        Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel

·        Ability to multitask and organize various projects

·        Background or demonstrated interest in women’s rights, reproductive and sexual health and rights, human rights and/or public health

·        Commitment to CHANGE’s mission and high standards of performance

Salary and benefits: This is a paid internship; no benefits.

Dates: The dates of this internship will be jointly determined by the intern and CHANGE staff, usually beginning in June 2018 and ending in August 2018. Summer interns usually work 25-30 hours per week.

How To Apply



Please send a cover letter including a summary of relevant past experience and qualifications for and interest in this position and current résumé. Email applications should be sent to change@genderhealth.org (Please put “Policy Intern Summer 2018” in the subject line). Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!