Policy/Conference Intern

Responsibilities and Duties

ADvancing States, Inc. represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation, and the articulation of national policies that support long-term services and supports for older adults and individuals with disabilities.  ADvancing States is seeking an intern with a desire to learn about aging and disabilities policy and state innovations throughout the network. The Internship is typically full-time and requires a 10-12-week commitment with a start date in May or June 2020.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Answering telephones,
  • Conference preparation,
  • Attending hearings, webinars, and conference calls,
  • Drafting and sending communications,
  • Assisting with project management,
  • Updating the website, and
  • Legislative and policy research.

Basic Qualifications

  • A 3rd-year college student with a focus in public policy, gerontology, public health, or other related degrees
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and analytical capability
  • Strong verbal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently

Salary and benefits:

A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to pbarnett@advancingstates.org.   ADvancing States is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants for employment.  Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

ADvancing States
Date Posted: 
Friday, January 24, 2020
Date Closing: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Contact Name: 
Pearl Barnett
Contact Email, Phone, or Address: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time