Careers & Internships
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POLICY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS INTERN
Illinois Partners for Human Service will be seeking a Policy & Government Affairs Intern for summer and fall of 2018. Recruitment has started for the summer 2018 position. The policy intern works out of our office located in River North and assists with multiple projects within our organization, which include:
Policy research and creation of educational tools to inform coalition partners
- Monitor and analyze state legislation and budget decisions proposed by policymakers
- Research areas of interest to health and human services, including return on investment for programs such as Medicaid, Managed Care systems, and early childhood intervention
- Identify policy priorities and develop policy recommendations based on legislative and regulatory matters
- Create action alerts, data/fact sheets, and other communication materials to inform our partnership base on specific issues
- Participate in meetings with various committees and workgroups, such as Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Steering Committee, Budgeting for Results Commission, and Medicaid Advisory Committee
- Support outreach to state legislators, the Governor’s office, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other entities
Support building organizational capacity at Illinois Partners
- Assist with monthly partner call-in meetings, including preparing agenda, sending reminders, and distributing follow-up materials
- Update and manage website to keep network partners informed
- Update internal reports and educational outreach materials
- Grant research and writing (previous experience in this area desirable)
- Help to cultivate “Human Services Work” Campaign, a statewide public awareness and advocacy campaign to enhance the conversation about what makes Illinois communities strong
Our objective is to keep our coalition partners ready to react quickly to new policy priorities. The policy intern will therefore need to keep current on both state legislation and projects as they develop.
The internship is paid and requires approximately 20 hours per week, depending on schedules. The intern must be a continuing graduate student in public policy or a related field. The ideal candidate must be an excellent writer and able to work independently in an environment where priorities change quickly.
HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in a summer/fall internship, please provide a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples (one academic and one professional such as a policy brief, memo, or fact sheet). Submit materials to Meghan at email@example.com with the subject line: “Illinois Partners Policy Intern Summer/Fall 2018″. The summer internship begins in early July and concludes December 2018. Two on-boarding days in June will take place prior to the start date.
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