Advocacy & Policy Intern

internship - part time,

American Lung Association
Los Angeles, CA
Closed
Posted 85 Days ago
American Lung Association
Los Angeles, CA
internship - part time,
Posted 85 Days ago
Closed

Description

Advocacy & Policy Intern American Lung Association - Los Angeles, CA 3 hours agoInternshipEstimated: $17,000 - $24,000 a year Apply Now Education * High School Diploma or GED Skills * Time Management * Recruiting WHO WE ARE: The American Lung Association is one of the nation's oldest voluntary health organizations. Founded in 1904 as the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis dedicated to combating tuberculosis (TB), the most dreaded disease of the time. Now in our second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Advocacy & Policy intern will be working with the American Lung Associations Los Angeles Advocacy Manager on various local and state-wide policy initiatives. As a part of our advocacy team, the intern will work to create cities that benefit children and adults with lung disease, and to help future Californians breathe easier. Our advocacy agenda aims to: * Ensure that Californias innovative clean air laws are enforced and protected. * Highlight benefits of cleaner technologies and sustainability efforts to policy makers and community leaders. * Guide community activists, volunteers and county staff in developing the knowledge and skills to educate policy makers, carry out local policy campaigns, and organize community tobacco control coalitions. * Support tobacco control advocates in increasing the number of smokefree housing, smokefree outdoor areas and tobacco retailer licensing ordinances. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: * Flexible to work on evenings or weekends as needed. * Have an interest in tobacco control, public health, social justice and political change. * Experience with community organizing, social media and/or social networking. * Have strong research, writing and interpersonal skills. * Have great communication, presentation and/or public speaking skills. * Strong time management skills. * Have reliable transportation. * Understanding of LSES and/or minority communities. * Bilingual Spanish speakers encouraged to apply. * Be available 12-25 hours per week. QUALIFICATIONS: * Experience or desire to work in public policy or advocacy related work, community outreach, community organizing and public health advocacy. * Experience in recruitment/outreach. * Experience working in a matrix environment a plus. * Demonstrated ability to work with non-profit organizations, community members, elected officials, city staff, advocates, public health professionals. * Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately to a diversity of audiences. * Community organizing experience * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Interact effectively and tactfully with all levels of management * Ability to manage and add value to multiple projects simultaneously * Ability to work independently, problem solve, thrive under pressure, perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines * Highly organized with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and quality * Broad cultural competency * Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form The position is a 4 month part-time internship. Job Type: Internship Education: * High school or equivalent (Preferred) Job Type: Internship Education: * High school or equivalent (Preferred) Language: * Spanish (Preferred)

Skills

research, community outreach, public policy, writing, spanish, political science, community organizing, social justice, coalitions, health advocacy, written communication, public speaking, social media, time management, sustainability

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