Legislative and Conference Coordinating Intern


$15 an hour

Hours per week

5 months - 12 - 20 hours a week



End Date



1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 400
United States


Position Available

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is looking for a Legislative and Conference Coordinating Intern to support the work of the legislative department, in addition to supporting the planning of the 2019 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. This internship will provide work experience in public policy development, advocacy, and events planning at a nonprofit organization. The ideal candidate will be available to start in late September with availability through March 2019.

Organizational Background 

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve and implement effective public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance and training, and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

The intern’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill.
  • Scheduling and assisting in the planning of activities for FRAC’s coalition meetings.
  • Monitoring Capitol Hill briefings, hearings, and other events.
  • Providing administrative support and coordination of conference planning for the 2019 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (February 24-26, 2019 held in Washington, DC). Duties could include assisting staff across departments in workshop development, managing the scholarship application process, coordinating and assisting in securing speakers for plenaries and workshop sessions, and providing logistical support for all aspects of the conference.  
  • Providing general administrative support to the Legislative Unit. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or working towards one. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply.
  • Interest in anti-hunger policy and anti-poverty advocacy.
  • Interest and/or experience in conference and events planning preferred. Events geared towards a national audience a plus. 
  • Impeccable organization skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent MS Office skills, especially in Excel.
  • Basic knowledge of federal public policy process a plus. 


  • Must be able to commit to at least 5 months (through March 2019).  
  • Minimum of 12-20 hours a week on a regular schedule for the Fall semester with increased hours from January-March.

Compensation: Paid $15/hour

How To Apply


Send a cover letter and resume to: 

Legislative Intern Coordinator 

Food Research and Action Center 

1200 18th Street, NW Suite 400  

Washington, DC 20036 

E-Mail:  employment@frac.org (Please include “Legislative and Conference Coordinating Intern” in subject line.) Website:  www.frac.org 

No phone calls please. 

FRAC is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the organization.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.