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Compassion & Choices MA
PO Box 440462
West Somerville, MA
DescriptionCompassion & Choices is the oldest nonprofit organization in the nation working to improve patients' rights and expand choices at the end-of-life. Our primary function is advocacy for and ensuring access to end-of-life options.
With approximately 60,000 supporters and 60 chapters, it is the largest organization of its kind in the United States. We have active campaigns in nine states, including Massachusetts. We are headquartered in Denver, CO with permanent offices in Portland, OR; Washington D.C., New York, NY; Los Angles, CA. We also have field offices in our campaign states. This internship will be with our MA Field Staff based in greater Boston.
We are currently focused on passing the MA Compassionate Care for the Terminally Ill Act in the 2015/16 legislative session. This would allow for mentally competent terminally ill adults, diagnosed by two physicians, with less than six months to live, to receive a prescription to end their lives in a peaceful and dignified way.
Our interns would be focused almost exclusively on gaining support for the bill in a grassroots organizing style.
This internship would be between 10-15/hrs per week. With an option for expanded hours, if desired.