The Policy Intern’s primary role is to provide enhanced advocacy and educational resources to our grassroots, enabling our members to better educate and advocate on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The Policy Intern will deepen our organization’s understanding of key policy matters, and will help lay the foundation for the next phase of our policy campaigns. All interns will work from our Washington, D.C. office. Depending on the requirements of an intern’s college or university, an intern may receive course credit. An evaluation of the intern’s work will be provided that corresponds to an institution’s prescribed requirements.
PFLAG National is a national non-profit organization comprised of parents, families, friends and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or gender non-conforming (LGBT) people with more than 200,000 members and supporters and more than 500 affiliates in all 50 states. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the all-volunteer national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors. In addition to our staff and volunteers, PFLAG also depends on graduate and undergraduate interns interested in federal and state policy and legislative research, analysis and action.
The Policy Intern will assist our Director of Policy to manage PFLAG National's Lobby Day on Oct. 24, 2013 -- connecting PFLAGers with their legislators, conduct research and analysis necessary to develop and implement key federal and state campaigns, with particular focus on fully inclusive workplace equality, safe schools initiatives, marriage equality, national adoption and foster care equality, reducing healthcare disparities and improving access, and immigration reform. Specifically, the Policy Intern will:
Compensation and Academic Credit:
While the Policy Intern position is unpaid, academic credit can be earned, depending on your institution, and valuable experience will be gleaned from working in a national organization committed to securing full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Significant exposure to national, state and local matters and campaigns will be gained in a fast-paced setting. The Policy Intern will participate in department staff meetings where strategy and decisions are often made. The Policy Intern has a high amount of responsibility and will work in collaboration with key staff members working on important policy matters.
Apply online at http://pflag.org/internships. Your application should include: