Advocacy Internship

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The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH is seeking a responsible and motivated individual to intern in its Advocacy and Public Policy Department. This is an incredible learning opportunity to do cutting-edge, meaningful work for a nationally-renowned non-profit Alzheimer’s organization. Our interns play a vital role in our organizational success, and can anticipate a challenging but rewarding experience.

The Advocacy Intern will support the work of the manager of Policy, Advocacy and Community Outreach on campaigns such as the Alzheimer’s State Plan, visits with legislators at the State House and in Federal district offices, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and many other programs and events. Learning opportunities will include writing, website support, assisting with community forums, helping with public relations and marketing, and other assignments as needed.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills he or she may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role played by non-profit organizations with public health advocacy and be better prepared to work in the arena of Alzheimer’s disease, senior citizen issues, public health, or policy. The candidate will have opportunities to network with Program, Policy and Development staff and the broader community.

The Advocacy Intern will learn:
• How to research projects including literature reviews and Internet searches.
• How to write targeted content for the MA/NH Advocacy website.
• Steps to engage in effective internet advocacy including Facebook and other social networking sites.
• Public relations and marketing support for public health advocacy campaigns. This includes numerous community health policies and issues facing those at risk for and living with Alzheimer’s disease, early onset Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
This internship is unpaid; however the

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