Health Policy Internship (Austin)

Company: Children's Defense Fund Texas

Job Title: Health Care Policy Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Job Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Internship Dates: Spring, summer and fall internships available

Salary: Small stipend available

Deadline: Deadline for Summer 2018 applicants is April 15, 2018

Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides general support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern works 20 hours/week, and provides substantive research, compiles reports, monitors interim legislative committees and helps with the execution of advocacy-related activities, including advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings and social media work.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Policy research, briefs and training material
  • Conducts research on public policy, media trends and other subjects as needed
  • Assists in the development and execution of special projects
  • Perform other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned
  • Assist in maintaining CDF’s social media platforms

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational and execution skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children
  • Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with CDF staff and external partners/contacts
  • Strong computer, Internet and research skills

Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Cheasty Anderson ( and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line.

Contact: Dr. Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate