National MS Society

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Advocacy Intern

at National MS Society

Posted: 10/24/2017
Job Status: Internship
Job Reference #: 5000265780706
Categories: Summer Jobs
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Job Description

Requisition Number

NAT2596

Potential Work Locations

Washington, District Of Columbia

Requirements

Qualifications:

Applicants should be in their senior year of college or in graduate school with education, major(s) and/or experience in advocacy/public policy (including political science), law or public health. Past experience in health policy and/or in a legislative or non-profit office as well as experience in social media is preferred.

How To Apply:

To apply for this position or to see other employment opportunities with the National MS Society please visit our online Career Center using the web-link below. Only those candidates deemed most qualified will be contacted. If you have any questions, contact Laura Weidner, Senior Director of Federal Government Relations, at laura.weidner@nmss.org or 202-408-1948.

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Description

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

The Society's Advocacy Team serves as the public policy and government relations office for the national organization, overseeing advocacy work being done at the federal, state and local levels.

This part-time, paid internship is based in Washington, D.C. and is available immediately.

Qualifications: Applicants should be in their senior year of college or in graduate school with education, major(s) and/or experience in advocacy/public policy (including political science), law or public health. Past experience in health policy and/or in a legislative or non-profit office as well as experience in social media is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Legislative and regulatory research and tracking of issues (such as MS research funding, access to healthcare and long-term services and supports) at the federal and state levels.
  • Research and work around building the Society's capacity and advocacy effectiveness including through the engagement of volunteer activists.
  • Support planning around and work for Society advocacy events including its annual Public Policy Conference.
  • Attend advocacy strategy meetings, as well as represent the Society at disability and health coalition meetings.
  • Assistance in preparing materials for, attending and summarizing legislative briefings and congressional hearings.
  • Support on advocacy written materials including issue summaries and congressional testimony.
  • Some support of the Society's advocacy social media channels.
  • Administrative assistance.